Nolan's strike completes the deal for Models
Wexford 1-19 Offaly 0-10
Gary Moore was the star turn as Wexford secured a deserved 12-point victory over Offaly in Tullamore last night to progress to the semi-finals.
Offaly started well and went 0-2 to 0-0 ahead, but then Wexford stamped their authority on the game, with corner-forward Barry Carton to the fore. Lee Chin added some neat scores, while Jack Guiney was predator-like from frees as the Models went in 0-9 to 0-5 up at the break.
Moore helped Wexford ease further ahead on the resumption and the rout was complete when Aidan Nolan fired a 59th-minute goal.
Wexford will now take on Kilkenny in the semi-final.
Scorers -- Wexford: G Moore 0-8 (3f), J Guiney 0-4f, A Nolan 1-0, B Carton 0-3, L Chin 0-2, M O'Regan, J Hobbs 0-1 each. Offaly: S Quirke, A Hynes (3f) 0-3 each, T Carroll 0-2, T Spain, A Kelly 0-1.
Wexford -- M Fanning; W Deveraux, M O'Hanlon, A Nolan; D O'Keeffe, C Goff, A Cash; M Maloney, L Chin; J Guiney, M O'Regan, A Nolan; J Hobbs, G Moore, B Carton. Subs: I Byrne for J Hobbs (35), L Og McGovern for J Guiney (39), S O Gorman for M O'Regan (46).
Offaly -- C Clancy; D Magner, S Coughlan, B Mulrooney; D King, A Treacy, T Spain; S Kenny, S Kinsella; T Carroll, A Hynes, K Connolly; S Cleary, F Hannon, S Quirke. Subs: P Camon for S Kenny (h-t), C Buckley for S Kinsella (h-t), A Kelly for K Connolly (40), M Cleary for F Hannon (53).
REF -- S Cleere (Kilkenny).