Under-21 hurling reign is over
Published 03/06/2016 | 16:03
Wexford's three-year reign as Bord Gáis Energy Leinster Under-21 hurling champions came to a shuddering halt in Innovate Wexford Park on Wednesday, June 1, when the holders bowed out to Dublin at the quarter-final stage on a 2-12 to 1-8 scoreline.
Dublin 2-12 Wexford 1-8
It was a tame exit for the holders who managed to stay in touch up to half-time due largely to the eight wides struck by the wind-aided visitors.
Dublin led by 0-7 to 0-4 at the break and effectively wrapped up safe passage to the semi-final against Westmeath with two goals in 60 seconds early on the re-start from Seán Ryan and Seán Treacy.
Wexford did manage a consolation goal in added time from Conor McDonald whose superb policing by Eoghan O'Donnell earned the Dublin full-back the man of the match award.
The outcome means Dublin have now been responsible for the exit of our Senior and Under-21 hurling teams from their respective Leinster championships, and it's hoped the Minors can reverse the trend in the provincial final in Croke Park on July 3.