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News and match preview: Wexford FC

Thursday, May 16, 2019


Wexford FC v Shelbourne FC

Ferrycarrig Park

May 17 2019

KO: 19:45


Shels boss Ian Morris says he was encouraged by his teams “steely determination” to grab all three points last Friday against Athlone Town.

Shelbourne travel to Wexford FC tomorrow looking to keep chasing down the leaders in the SSE Airtricity League First Division.

“Training has been really good this week with players working really hard and the players have obviously been positive after the result on Friday,” Morris told shelbournefc.ie

“The lads showed excellent character to rectify the situation after going down in the first half and the subs made a great impact when they came on, he added.

Morris was thrilled to see the return of Shane Farrell who he said has “worked extremely hard” to be back in the reckoning.

“Shane sees a pass and he can execute it as well, as you seen with the ball into Ryan Brennan who set up Killer (Ciaran Kilduff). He has that quality of vision,” he said.

Morris believes Friday’s opponents are a “tough team” and is expecting another tight battle.

“They’re pushing teams to the wire and scoring in most games. They’re a better team than their league position shows,” he said.

The Reds Head Coach believes teams around them taking points off each other has given them “‘more motivation” to keep winning but maintains the team “need to focus on their own game.”

Daniel Byrne and JR Wilson are out with foot injuries and Alex O’Hanlon is a doubt with a slight knock.


Injured: Daniel Byrne, JR Wilson

Doubtful: Alex O’Hanlon

Suspended: None


Previous results

Shelbourne 2-0 Limerick

Shelbourne 3-0 Galway United

Cabinteely 1-0 Shelbourne

Shelbourne 2-1 Athlone Town


Goal scorers (All competitions)

Ciaran Kilduff (6)

Ryan Brennan (4)

Lorcan Fitzgerald (2)

Karl Moore (2)

Oscar Brennan (2)

Dan Byrne (1)

Daniel McKenna (1)

Darragh Noone (1)

Dayle Rooney (1)

Derek Prendergast (1)


For more information:

Media Officer: Gavin White

e: gavin.white@shelbournefc.ie

p: 0873182749

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