Saturday 29 November 2014

Five-goal Wexford easily account for 14-man Antrim

Published 01/06/2014 | 15:35

1 June 2014; Conor McDonald, Wexford, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Antrim. Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship, Quarter-Final, Wexford v Antrim, O'Moore Park, Portlaoise, Co. Laois. Picture credit: Matt Browne / SPORTSFILE
Conor McDonald, Wexford, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Antrim

Wexford will face Dublin in a Leinster hurling semi-final after Liam Dunne's side easily brushed past a jaded Antrim outfit for a 13-point win

Goals were the order of the day for the Model as they raised five green flags in a 5-19 to 0-21 victory.

Wexford made the perfect start with Rory Jacob striking a goal in the opening minute and he had a second soon afterwards.

Chris O'Donnell saved his initial shot brilliantly but Jacob swept the rebound into the net.

Amazingly, Wexford had a third inside 12 minutes after Jack Guiney shot for goal from a 20-yard free and the block fell to Conor McDonald who raised a white flag.

Paul Shiels was knocking over a few frees but the Model men were in control.

The impressive Neil McManus popped over a few scores for a shell-shocked Antrim side to keep in the game but they trailed by seven after 20 minutes.

Both sides traded scores but Wexford led by 3-9 to 0-10 at the break.

Both sides exchanged scores after the break with the Saffrons failing to make any inroads into Wexford's lead.

A second goal for Conor McDonald and another for Liam Og McGovern put the game beyond doubt and Antrim went down to 14-men when Eoghan Campbell was dismissed with a straight red card.

It was plain sailing for the remainder of the game.

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