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Thursday 22 February 2018

Five-goal Wexford easily account for 14-man Antrim

Conor McDonald, Wexford, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Antrim
Conor McDonald, Wexford, celebrates after scoring his side's third goal against Antrim

Wexford will face Dublin in a Leinster hurling semi-final after Liam Dunne's side easily brushed past a jaded Antrim outfit for a 13-point win

Goals were the order of the day for the Model as they raised five green flags in a 5-19 to 0-21 victory.

Wexford made the perfect start with Rory Jacob striking a goal in the opening minute and he had a second soon afterwards.

Chris O'Donnell saved his initial shot brilliantly but Jacob swept the rebound into the net.

Amazingly, Wexford had a third inside 12 minutes after Jack Guiney shot for goal from a 20-yard free and the block fell to Conor McDonald who raised a white flag.

Paul Shiels was knocking over a few frees but the Model men were in control.

The impressive Neil McManus popped over a few scores for a shell-shocked Antrim side to keep in the game but they trailed by seven after 20 minutes.

Both sides traded scores but Wexford led by 3-9 to 0-10 at the break.

Both sides exchanged scores after the break with the Saffrons failing to make any inroads into Wexford's lead.

A second goal for Conor McDonald and another for Liam Og McGovern put the game beyond doubt and Antrim went down to 14-men when Eoghan Campbell was dismissed with a straight red card.

It was plain sailing for the remainder of the game.

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