Watch: Hurling’s first free-taking competition sees Wexford beat Kilkenny in ill-tempered Walsh Cup final

Wexford have won the Bord na Mona Walsh Cup in dramatic fashion, beating Kilkenny in hurling’s first ever free-taking competition.

The sides were level at 1-24 each after extra-time after Wexford staged a late rally to tie the game after 70 minutes.

The free-taking competition begins at 1:30:00 in the above video.

Kilkenny were five points ahead with five minutes to play and had looked to be on their way to retaining the title.

Wexford’s Shaun Murphy lifts the Walsh Cup. Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

In the end, it was the Model County winning the free-taking shootout from the 65-metre line, beating the Cats 3-2.

The game was an ill-tempered affair, with Kilkenny manager Brian Cody sent off after encroaching the field, while there was a brawl involving players and substitutes from both sides in the closing stages.

Kilkenny manager Brian Cody in the stands after being sent off. Pic: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

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