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Wexford star Ben Brosnan makes club debut in Wicklow

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Carnew’s Ben Brosnan gets his passing as Ballymanus’ David Viera closes in.

With the diabolical intent to trip up overconfident competitors in the popular sporting round, future table quiz organizers could well be asking the tricky question of what Wicklow GAA club has done. Wexford footballer Ben Brosnan made his Carnew Emmets debut on Saturday 20 April 2024. .

If you, dear reader, are sitting in that inn, clubhouse or community hall in the coming years and you and your team are on the cusp of quiz glory, prepare to make a mental note and secure an advantage for you and your team: The answer is Ballymanus, also known as the Billies.

And for fear the clever quizmasters might add a bonus question about what last year’s Wexford SFC Player of the Year scored on that debut, why not impress the whole room by revealing he scored two tasty points from free time grabbed and provided the assist for the goal that sent his adopted side to a victory that looked very uncertain before his introduction, although the last part can give the impression that you are just showing off.

There were 10 minutes on the clock of the second half when Carnew manager Anthony Gray Brosnan jumped off the bench with the visitors trailing 1-8 to 1-7 on a fine evening at Askinagap.

Brosnan’s two pinpoint frees left the score at 1-9 to 1-9, but his deft pass to the excellent Sean Murphy, who drifted into the bottom corner of the home side’s net after 19 points, turned the game in favor of the visitors.

The man who holds the record for inter-county appearances for Wexford (now a whopping 177 appearances) may not have been the winner of the match, Ballymanus will be looking at three late wides and two tries left behind Carnew goalkeeper Cormac Doyle as the main reasons why this match was lost, but the former Castletown player made a significant difference, his movement electric despite the best efforts of defender David Vieira.

The 2-10 to 1-12 win leaves Carnew second in the SFL Division 2 table, one point behind neighbors Shillelagh-Coolboy, and with a summer of serious potential in the D’Arcy Sands Intermediate Football Championship in the farewell.

Can the talented Brosnan Carnew help Emmets return to the top flight of Wicklow club football? That’s a question for another day!