Wex v Kildare 2016

Football team for Croke Park

The Wexford senior football team for Saturday evenings Leinster Championship match against Kildare in Croke Park has been announced this morning.


  • Donal Shanley, the sides top scorer in the recent Allianz Football League Campaign, makes his championship debut,
  • There are 3 St Fintans players including Donal.
  • PJ Banville returns to championship action for his native county after lining our for New York in the Connaught championship last year .
  • the half back line is an all Shelmaliers line including captain Brian Malone.
  • Senior Co. Champions, St James, are represented by Kevin O’Grady
  • Anthony Masterson returns to the goal again. He returned to the senior goal last year in the qualifiers after an injury break having won a Leinster Junior title during the summer.
  • Last year’s Goalkeeper, Shane Roche, returns as an outfield substitute having played most of his inter-county games in the forwards.
  • New Ross (5) & Wexford (8) Districts make up 13 of the starting 15.
1 Anthony Masterson Castletown
2 Joey Wadding St Fintans
3 Jim Rossiter St Fintans
4 Michael Furlong Adamstown
5 Simon Donohoe Shelmaliers
6 Brian Malone Capt. Shelmaliers
7 Eoghan Nolan Shelmaliers
8 Colm Kehoe Cloughbawn
9 Daithi Waters St Martins
10 Kevin O’Grady St James
11 PJ Banville Horeswood
12 Ben Brosnan Bannow Ballymitty
13 Donal Shanley St Fintans
14 Ciaran Lyng St Martins
15 John Tubritt Fethard
16 Philip Murphy Bannow Ballymitty
17 Kieran Butler Bannow Ballymitty
18 Shane Roche Geraldine O’Hanrahans
19 Adrian Flynn Gusserane
20 Rob Tierney Glynn Barntown
21 Tiernan Rossiter Naomh Mhuire
22 Sean Ryan Gusserane
23 Syl Byrne Ballyhogue
24 Paraic O’Keefe St Annes
25 Niall Hughes Kilanerin
26 Robbie Vallejo Geraldine O’Hanrahans
Also Michael O’Regan Glynn Barntown
Naomhan Rossiter St Marys Rosslare
Glen Malone Shelmaliers
Shane Doyle Ballyhogue