Wexford hurling manager Davy Fitzgerald revealed that he knew how events were unfolding in Parnell Park five minutes before his game finished.

Dublin’s victory over Galway sent last year’s All-Ireland finalists crashing out of the Championship and the draw in Wexford Park ensured that Kilkenny and Wexford would meet again in the Leinster final.

"We knew with five minutes to go," Fitzgerald told RTÉ Sport.

"The boys came to tell me what the story was and I went out to Dee (Diarmuid) O’Keeffe to tell him what the story was and I told him we needed to get that score more than anything and try and push on and win if we could.

"We played a few minutes with only fourteen and we survived."

Wexford went in at half-time with a three -point lead aided by a strong breeze. They battled hard in the second-half to secure a draw thanks to a late point from Lee Chin.

"I’d say a lot of people at home or here in the ground were saying when we were only three points up with that wind that we hadn’t enough done.

"That’s the honest take, we actually said at half-time that we felt we were a better team playing into the wind, so we knew we were in there with a shout.

"We knew we had to stay in the game for 15 or 20 minutes, that was the plan, hang in there no matter what and we were doing pretty well until we gave away the goal.

"I had given an instruction to go long and next thing I saw the ball in the back of the net, but we dealt with it and it isn’t an easy thing to deal with, and they did.

"The big thing for me and I don’t care what anyone says is that we had two teams who put their bodies on the line, if you can tell me anyone who pulled out of tackles, I didn’t see it 100 per cent."