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Wexford Beat Carlow To Claim First Competitive Win Under Paul Galvin

Wexford Beat Carlow To Claim First Competitive Win Under Paul Galvin
By PJ Browne Updated
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Wexford won their first competitive game under Paul Galvin's management on Saturday afternoon, defeating Carlow by seven points at Chadwicks Wexford Park.

Wexford opened their Allianz Football League Division 4 campaign last weekend with defeat to Antrim.

They led 2-6 to 0-2 at half-time on Saturday and then weathered a storm early in the second half as Carlow hit 1-3 without reply.

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The game finished 2-10 to 1-6.

"We're 100 per cent buying into it," Wexford's Conor Carty told South East Radio about the style of play Galvin wants to see on the pitch.

Our Strength and conditioning coach, Sami Dowling, has been outstanding. Fitness levels are very high, as you can see there.

We've had a lot of tough days in the park over the last couple of years. To be out there getting a win against a good Carlow is hugely important.

Paul said it at half-time, that we had to be brave in the second half, that we couldn't just sit back, we had to attack and take them on. When we took them on, we won our fouls and created scores.

The way we're trying to play this year, it's more direct, we're trying to give those longer balls but against the wind, it's not on a lot of the time. It's about decision-making, you have to adapt to the conditions.

"He's a great communicator," Carty added regarding Galvin.

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"He keeps the message simple but gets it across. Then he gives the older players their time to talk as well."

Picture credit: Sportsfile

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