Wexford defeat Kilkenny in hurling's first ever free-taking shootout 4 years ago

Wexford defeat Kilkenny in hurling's first ever free-taking shootout

Scenes at Nowlan Park.

Wexford have once again defeated Kilkenny but this time they made a bit of history in doing so.

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With the Walsh Cup final ending level, at 1-21 to 1-21, in regulation, we were off to extra time. The sides could still not be separated and, with the match ending 1-24 apiece, it was off to a free-taking shootout.

This was the first time in the GAA's history that the Walsh Cup would be decided by such a shoot-out and followed on from a similar tie-breaker in the Meath and Longford football game last weekend.

Kilkenny raced into a 2-0 lead during the shootout, with efforts being pinged from 65 metres out, but Conor MacDonald made a good connection to keep Wexford in the hunt.

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The drama was palpable, in the video [below] and on the rival Twitter accounts:

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From 2-0 up to losing it 3-2, it was a shootout Kilkenny will not enjoying looking back on.

For everyone else, the fun begins around 1:29:00...