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Kehoe Misses Wexford Ladies Championship for Love


The Perfect Match rules Sharon out of London game.

Sharon Kehoe has been an ever present on the Wexford Ladies Football team since making her debut sixteen years ago in 1999 against Laois, however Sharon has a very important date this Friday June 19th, as she will walk up the aisle to marry Gary Cloney. This of course means the Kilmore star will miss Wexford’s Leinster Championship opener against London on Sunday at 1pm in Ruislip.

Sharon recives tesco player of the league award
Sharon, who misses Wexford’s opening championship match for her own wedding, receives her Team of the League award from President Marie Hickey and TESCO Brand Manager Lynn Moynihan.

“I had a little anxiety over it for a while, not the wedding ( she laughs) but missing the match, I just couldn’t time the date right, but sure that’s how it goes”, explained Kehoe in interview at the Wexford Ladies Football team open night in Pairc Charman last week.  Despite missing the game Sharon is hugely excited about Wexford’s prospects on Sunday “I’ve every faith in the girls and they can come back with the right result, if everything goes well on the day, hopefully we will be looking forward to a semi-final v Kildare in a few weeks” said Kehoe.

Wexford have prepared diligently and are well aware of the challenge that London will bring to the table as they ran Offaly very close in the opening round in 2014, “it’s going to be very tough, there is some very good clubs in London and this is going to be no walk in the park” explained a cautious Kehoe.

Sharon was rewarded for her fine performances on the field in the recent Tesco Homegrown National Football League, with a place at centre back on the Division 3 team of the league recently. Sharon has played in almost every position on the Wexford team during her career with her speed and skill making her a versatile player for any manager. “It was nice to be rewarded for all the years wearing the purple and gold” Kehoe said, and when asked about the league campaign Kehoe noted how it was very successful “with practically a new team”.

Sharon was a vital member of the Wexford team who captured All Ireland success in 2014 when the Model County beat New York in the Junior final in Croke Park last September, and the Kilmore native is relishing the prospects of playing at intermediate level again, “it’s great to be back up in the intermediate ranks again, we played a lot of intermediate teams in the league, so we are well set up for the challenge” said Kehoe.

Kehoe’s club Kilmore have had a brilliant start to the Wexford LGFA club championship in 2015 with her side having three wins from three games in this year’s championship with impressive win’s over champions Shelmalier and Clonee along the way, “the championship has taken on a new lease of life, a lot of our girls were away in college and travelling over the past few years, but they are all back playing now so it’s great” said Kehoe. Certainly from the outside looking in there has been a huge boost and lift in the game since the All Ireland success last year and the appetite for more silverware is evident across Slaney side.

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