Derry end football dreams

By Alan Aherne in Owenbeg

Published 11/07/2015 | 22:20

Caolan O'Boyle, Derry, in action against Joey Wadding and Nathan Rossiter, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Caolan O'Boyle, Derry, in action against Joey Wadding and Nathan Rossiter, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Chrissy McKaigue, Derry, in action against Adrian Flynn, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Danny Heavron, Derry, in action against Tiernan Rossiter, Joey Wadding and Graeme Molloy, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Fergal Doherty, Derry, in action against Adrian Flynn, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
Caolan O'Boyle, Derry, in action against Adrian Flynn, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Mark Lynch, Derry, in action against Graeme Molloy, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Eoghan Nolan, Wexford, supported by Adrian Flynn, in action against Eoin Bradley, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Derry manager Brian McIver. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Wexford manager David Power. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Wexford supporters in the crowd. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Eoghan Nolan, Wexford, supported by Adrian Flynn, in action against Eoin Bradley, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Michael O'Regan, Wexford, in action against Danny Heavron and Niall Holly, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE on behalf of the ICC *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
11 July 2015; Mark Lynch, Derry, in action against Graeme Molloy, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Kevin O'Grady, Wexford scoring a point. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE on behalf of the ICC *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
11 July 2015; Colm Kehoe, Wexford, in action against Fergal Doherty and Caolan O'Boyle, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Niall Holly, Derry, in action against Michael O'Reagan, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Eoghan Nolan, Wexford, in action against Sean Leo McGoldrick, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Eoghan Nolan, Wexford, in action against Fergal Doherty and Sean Leo McGoldrick, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Ben Brosnan, Wexford, in action against Oisin Duffy, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Ben Brosnan, Wexford, in action against Oisin Duffy, Derry. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE on behalf of the ICC *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
11 July 2015; Caolan O'Boyle, Derry, in action against Naomhan Rossiter, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE on behalf of the ICC *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
11 July 2015; Mark Bradley, Derry, scoring a point from a free. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE on behalf of the ICC *** NO REPRODUCTION FEE ***
11 July 2015; Caolan O'Boyle, Derry, in action against Adrian Flynn, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; The Wexford team huddle ahead of the game. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Wexford supporters in the stand. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Mark Lynch, Derry, in action against Kieran Butler and Graeme Molloy, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE
11 July 2015; Fergal Doherty, Derry, in action against Adrian Flynn, Wexford. GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship, Round 2B, Derry v Wexford, Owenbeg, Derry. Picture credit: Oliver McVeigh / SPORTSFILE

Wexford's bid to claim a second northern scalp in the All-Ireland Senior football championship qualifiers came unstuck before 3,797 spectators at a wet Owenbeg on Saturday, July 11.

Derry 1-16 Wexford 0-10

This tie proved a step too far for David Power's troops after their fine win over Down, with the home side leading from start to finish.

A cruel twist of fate saw Wexford concede the key only goal of the game in the 30th minute. Fergal Doherty's handpass across the square was palmed against the crossbar by Caolan O'Boyle, and the rebound struck the unfortunate Brian Malone before ending up in the net.

Wind-aided Derry tacked on two more points to lead by 1-8 to 0-4 at the break, and Wexford never got closer than six points thereafter despite a couple of super scores from play by captain Ciaran Lyng.

Scorers: Ciaran Lyng 0-5 (2 frees), Ben Brosnan 0-3, Adrian Flynn and Eoghan Nolan 0-1 each.

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