Saturday 19 August 2017

Dublin and Kilkenny to meet in Leinster MHC final after semi-final successes

Diarmaid Ó Floinn, right, and Liam Murphy of Dublin celebrate after the Electric Ireland Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Wexford at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
Diarmaid Ó Floinn, right, and Liam Murphy of Dublin celebrate after the Electric Ireland Leinster GAA Hurling Minor Championship Semi-Final game between Dublin and Wexford at Parnell Park in Dublin. Photo by Brendan Moran/Sportsfile
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Dublin advanced to the final of the Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Hurling Championship following their relatively comfortable 0-20 to 1-14 victory over Wexford in Parnell Park.

The Dubs led by 0-10 to 0-6 at the break with Seán Currie firing over seven points, and although Wexford replied through a 42nd minute goal from Jack Cullen and Ross Banville’s immense tally of 0-13, their late comeback proved insufficient by full-time. 

Meanwhile, Captain Adrian Mullen helped himself to 1-8 as the Kilkenny minor hurlers booked their Leinster final place thanks to a 30-point (6-21 to 0-9)win over Laois in O’Moore Park.

The Ballyhale Shamrocks youngster got his goal after three minutes as Kilkenny led 1-8 to 0-6 at the break.

Oisin Bennett, Daniel Comerford and James Keyes did their best to keep Laois in contention in the first half but when Kilkenny had the wind in the second half, they pulled well clear. Goals from Niall Brassil, Jesse Roberts, John Dowd, Sean Ryan and Daithi Barron saw them ease through.

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