Wexford 2-9 Laois 0-9
This time 14 years ago, the Laois minor hurlers – under the management of former county board chairman Tom Hassett – were in the middle of championship season.
The Leinster campaign was played as a round robin that year – albeit with Kilkenny granted a bye to the semi-final. But among the games Laois faced were against Wexford and Offaly.
On both occasions they were competitive, but they failed to get a win in either game.
Some of the players have since gone on to play senior with Laois with John A Delaney, Matthew Whelan, Cahir Healy, Conor Dunne, Colin Delaney and Zane Keenan among those to have played senior championship hurling with the county.
A Paraic Cullen goal helped Wexford to a 1-5 to 0-3 lead at the break and while there was only four points between the sides with seven minutes remaining, a late Nicky Kirwan goal made sure of the Wexford win.
Alf Harvey was on hand to capture a selection of great images.
LAOIS: Ollie Hally; Michael Bermingham, Brendan McEvoy, Fionan Cuddy; John Delaney, Matthew Whelan, Pat McEvoy; Cahir Healy, Conor Dunne; Jason Phelan, Brendan Fingleton, Damien Bergin; Colin Delaney, Danny Gaughan, Derek Delaney. Subs: David Guilfoyle, Zane Keenan, Enda Norton
WEXFORD: Eanna Martin; Denis Fitzgerald, Colm Gahan, Barry Kehoe; Liam Kinsella, Richie Kehoe, Eoin Quigley; Pauric Cullen, Alan O’Neill; Mark Mythen, Paddy Byrne, PJ Nolan; Nicky Kirwan, Danny O’Sullivan, Chris O’Connor. Subs: Tomas Waters, Keith Burke