Dublin advance to Semi Finals despite drawing with Wexford this afternoon
A loss, a win and a draw for the reigning Leinster Minor Hurling Champions, as Wexford fight back to tie with Dublin. The game stood at 3-14 to 1-14 in favour of Dublin, but with 10 minutes to go the crowd witnessed Wexford score 2-03 unanswered.
For Dublin, this result sees them through Tier 1 as Semi Finalists ahead of Wexford on score difference. They’ll be joined by Kilkenny, with Wexford and Offaly entering the Quarter FInals.
The sides exchanged a score each to open the game with Brendan Scanlon on target for Dublin, and AJ Redmond responding for the home side. But on seven minutes, Scanlon, with a lovely touch and rocket into the corner to put three between them. Ben McSweeney and Dara Purcell followed with scores to stretch that lead even more.
Redmond closed that gap to a goal with two converted frees, leaving the goal between them again. But Dublin went on a rampage, with Charlie Keher starting a six point unanswered spell over five minutes. Dara Purcell, who impressed everyone last week against Offaly, put three scores over on the bounce.
The advantage remained with Dublin when Keher converted a close range free to give his side a 0-09 advantage with 8 minutes to go in the half. But Wexford dug deep and two scores from Redmond and one from Josh Shiel. Ben McSweeney stretched Dublin’s lead once again, as he found the net for their second goal.
Wexford mount a massive comeback
Eight points seperated the sides at half time with Dublin leading 2-10 to 0-08. But a battling Wexford had the gap closed to 0-04 by the start of the fourth quarter.
Scores from Conor Foley, Cian Byrne, Cian Molloy and Redmond brought the game to 2-11 to 0-13 but the 41st minute. Keher stopped that scoring run with a beautiful turn and shoot goal and McSweeney followed it with a point to put the Dubs back in control.
From here through Wexford grabbed the game by the neck. AJ Redmond reeled off three frees and goals from Shiel and David Cantwell levelled the sides with the game entering injury time.
AJ Redmond 0-12 (9f)
Josh Shiel 1-1 (1f)
David Cantwell 1-00
Dylan O’Neill 0-01
Conor Foley 0-01
Cian Byrne 0-01
Cian Molloy 0-01 (1f)
Ben McSweeney 1-4 (3f)
Charile Keher 1-03 (1f)
Dara Purcell 0-04
Brendan Scanlon 1-01
Conor Murray 0-01
James O’Brien 0-01