Banville points the way
Wexford 0-14 Limerick 1-8
Wexford delivered a strong second-half performance to see off a robust Limerick challenge at Innovate Wexford Park.
The visitors had the better of early exchanges and led 0-5 to 0-2, but Wexford finished the half stronger kicking four unanswered points, after Danny Neville had extended the visitors' lead, through Ciaran Lyng, Colm Kehoe, Eoghan Nolan and a PJ Banville free to tie the sides at 0-6 each.
Wexford began the second-half well and led 0-10 to 0-7 by the 53rd minute.
They looked comfortable until Neville punched in a 66th-minute goal to leave just a point between the sides, but late points from Tiernan Rossiter and a Banville free clinched the game.
Scorers - Wexford: P J Banville 0-5 (4fs); C Lyng (1f) 0-3; E Nolan 0-2; S Roche (45), T Rossiter, C Kehoe, J Tubritt 0-1 each. Limerick: D Neville 1-1; G Collins (2f) 0-3; J Lee (1f), S O'Carroll 0-2 each.
Wexford - S Roche 7; B Malone 7, J Rossiter 6, M Furlong 7; E Nolan 7, J Leacy 7, T Rossiter 7; D Waters 8, C Kehoe 8; K O'Grady 7, P Curtis 7, P J Banville 8; C Lyng 7, J Stafford 7, J Tubritt 7. Subs: J Firman 6 for Curtis (58); N Rossiter 6 for Nolan (67).
Limerick - D O'Sullivan 7; D Daly 5, J McCarthy 7, S O'Dea 6; P White 6, I Corbett 7, C Fahy 7; D Ward 6, B Fanning 7; P Nash 5, G Collins 7, D Neville 7; S McSweeney, S O'Carroll 7, J Lee 7. Subs: G Noonan 7 for Daly (BC 16); B Donovan 7 for Nash (h-t); C Sheehan 6 for Ward (43); J Naughton 7 for McSweeney (BC 45); P Quinn 6 for Fahy (62);B Lynch 6 for Lee (66).
Ref: A Kissane (Waterford).