McDonald's dozen gives Wexford decisive win
Wexford cleared the first hurdle in their bid for a third Bord Gais Energy Leinster Under-21 hurling championship title on the trot when they had nine points to spare over Kildare in St. Conleth's Park, Newbridge on Wednesday evening.
Wexford 0-23 Kilare 0-14
The home side posed plenty of tough questions in the first-half in particular, but six points from play from full-forward and Senior stalwart Conor McDonald helped Wexford to an interval lead of 0-9 to 0-7.
Kildare twice narrowed the gap to one on the re-start before Wexford gradually eased away, with netminder Oliver O'Leary saving a penalty from Gerry Keegan in the last quarter.
Senior defender Liam Ryan shone at full-back while Jack O'Connor was very effective on the left wing.
Wexford will now meet the Offaly side managed by Crossabeg native Ciaran McDonald in the semi-final in Tullamore on June 24.
Scorers: Conor McDonald 0-12 (4 frees), Shane Murphy, Peter Sutton and Kevin Foley 0-2 each, Jack O'Connor 0-2 (1 line ball), Cathal Dunbar, Simon Donohoe and James Cash 0-1 each.