Saturday sport: Clare head to hurling semi-finals after victory over Wexford

Saturday Sport: Clare Head To Hurling Semi-Finals After Victory Over Wexford Saturday Sport: Clare Head To Hurling Semi-Finals After Victory Over Wexford
Clare’s Diarmuid Ryan and Oisin Foley of Wexford during the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship in Thurles. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
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Kenneth Fox


Clare have completed the hurling semi-final line-up with a 1-24 to 3-14 victory over Wexford at Semple Stadium.

Earlier, Galway defeated Cork by a point to book their place in the All-Ireland Hurling semi-final. It finished Galway 2-19 Cork 1-21 as the Rebels could not find the equaliser.

Jack Grealish and Conor Whelan hit the back of the net for the Tribesmen, while Shane Kingston responded for Cork.

Meanwhile, Patrick Horgan was a half-time substitute for the Rebels.

Clare have Peter Duggan and Rory Hayes available for their clash with Wexford at 3:45pm.


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