Hyland leads rout of Louth
Wicklow's hurlers completed their unbeaten run with a massive 22-point win over Louth at Arklow yesterday.
Wicklow dominated from the word go, had their first point by Chris Kavanagh after a minute, had their two first half goals after five minutes, scored by inside-forwards Christy Moorehouse and Don Hyland, and thereafter there was only going to be one result to this match.
Full-forward Hyland was Wicklow's top scorer with 1-6, while Jonathan O'Neill added six points when he came on for the second half, his total made up of three frees, a '65, a line ball and one from play.
Wicklow led by 2-10 to 0-4 at the break and O'Neill kept piling on the agony for Louth throughout the second half with his accuracy from frees.
Scorers -- Wicklow: D Hyland 1-6, Jonathan O'Neill 0-6 (0-3f, 0-1 65, 0-1 sc), C Moorehouse 1-2, A O'Brien 1-1, C Kavanagh 0-3, L Browne 0-2, T Doyle 0-1. Louth: D Dunne, C Connolly, G Kerrigan 0-2 each, C Ryan, S Callan 0-1 each.
Wicklow -- K Barnes; M Collins, J Connors, G Bermingham; E O'Neill, L Kennedy, E Kearns; R Keddy, T Doyle; S McGrath, MA O'Neill, L Browne; C Kavanagh, D Hyland, C Moorehouse. Subs: N Skelton for Bermingham, E Glynn for O'Neill, J O'Neill for Doyle, C O'Neill for Collins, A O'Brien for Kearns.
Louth -- R O'Reilly; D Rafferty, M Kirwan, D O'Hanrahan; P Dillon, E O'Sullivan, A Wallace; D Dunne, S Callan; G Rellis, E McCarthy, A Callan; G Kerrigan, C Connolly, C Ryan. Subs: K McNally for Callan, W Morrissey for McCarthy, M Wallace for Wallace.
REF -- D Connolly (Kilkenny).