Dwyer on fire as Wexford seal win over Carlow
Wexford 1-18 Carlow 0-8
Wexford outclassed Carlow in Netwatch Cullen Park, with 1-16 of the visitors’ total coming from play and shared among eight players.
Carlow were very poor, failing to score from play in the opening half, by which time they trailed 0-10 to 0-5.
Wexford, under the management of senior county boss Seamus McEnaney, were in control from the start.
They displayed fine teamwork and picked off a succession of fine points, with right full-forward Mikey Dwyer regularly catching the eye – the Fethard clubman finished with 1-2, while centre-forward Ian Carthy, with 0-4 from open play, was in top form.
The game’s only goal came from Dwyer on 46 minutes to put Wexford 1-15 to 0-7 ahead as they progressed with considerable ease to a provincial quarter-final against Offaly.
Scorers: Wexford: M Dwyer 1-2, I Carty, T Byrne (0-2f) 0-4 each, N Hughes, M Rossiter, D Pepper 0-2 each, C Firman, D Barden 0-1 each. Carlow: S O’Neill 0-6, 0-5f, D Smithers (f), D Lunney 0-1 each.
Wexford: M Doyle; S Barden, R Devereux, A Murphy; C Firman, N Rossiter, D Barden; N Hughes, P Devereux; J Firman, I Carty, J Stafford; M Dwyer, T Byrne, M Rossiter. Subs: D Bolger for J Firman (48); M O’Connor for Stafford (52); D Redmond for Murphy (54); D Pepper for C Firman (55); J Roche for Hughes (58); G Malone for Redmond (b c) (60).
Carlow: C Byrne; C O’Doherty, J Murphy, N Lowry; D Crooks, C Gaffney, J Brennan; I Atkinson, P Hennessy; S Bambrick, J Clarke, C Bailey; D Lunney, S O’Neill, D Smithers. Subs: C Foley for Atkinson (39); C Byrne for Bailey (42); C Reynolds for Brennan (49); C McGrath for Crooks (52); M Lawlor for Hennessy (59).
Referee: C O’Dwyer (Offaly).