TWO GOALS IN the space of as many second-half minutes proved the difference as Dublin ended Wexford’s bid for four successive Bord Gais Energy Leinster U21 hurling crowns tonight.
With Dublin leading by three points at half-time, Sean Ryan and then Sean Treacy netted after the restart as the visitors recorded a seven-point quarter-final victory at Innovate Wexford Park.
After beating the reigning champions, Dublin, who last tasted provincial success at this level in 2011, can now look forward to a semi-final tie at home to Westmeath on 15 June.
The sides exchanged points in perfect conditions before Dublin opened up a lead through Ryan, Eoghan Conroy, Treacy and Colm O’Neill.
A bright start saw the sky blues head into the break with the advantage and they extended it on the restart with goals from Ryan and then Treacy in the space of a minute.
To their credit, the home side searched for a route back into the game but Dublin’s prolific forwards kept the scoreboard ticking over to keep Wexford at bay.
A late Padraig Foley goal was little more than a consolation for Wexford as their Leinster U21 defence ended in disappointing fashion.
This article was first posted on the42.ie.
|June 1, 2016||7:30 pm||Leinster Quarter-Final|
|Innovate Wexford Park|
|Clonard Rd, Newtown, Wexford, Ireland|