Sport Gaelic Football

Friday 23 February 2018

McCabe hits treble for Model

Wexford 7-17
Kilkenny 0-0

AS the final scoreline suggests this was a total mismatch as Wexford cruised to a comprehensive win over a poor Kilkenny side at Gorey.

Such was Wexford's control, the game was over as a contest long before the interval as Kilkenny offered only token resistance. Goals from Craig McCabe, Aoidh Doyle and Darren Foley helped the homeside to a comfortable 3-11 to 0-0 interval lead.

Wexford's dominance increased on the resumption through a Brendan Kearney goal, and matters only got worse for the visitors, who had two players dismissed in the closing 10 minutes.

In fact, Kilkenny did not have a single scoring attempt, as Wexford finished with two further goals through McCabe and Aidan Nolan, making it an embarrassing afternoon for the Noresiders.

Scorers -- Wexford: C McCabe 3-0, A Nolan 1-6, (0-2f), D Foley 1-3, B Kearney 1-2 (1f), A Doyle 1-1, J Tubritt, E O'Byrne, N Colfer, P O'Leary, B Hughes 0-1 each.

Wexford -- P Murphy; K Burke, D Byrne, M Doyle; J Tubritt, S Fortune, A J Lehane; E O'Byrne, P Breen; B Hughes, B Kearney, D Foley; A Doyle, A Nolan, C McCabe. Subs: N Colfer for Doyle; P O'Leary for Tubritt; B Cantwell for O'Byrne; M Campbell for Kearney; P Waters for Foley; S Fortune for Breen.

Kilkenny -- S O'Neill; S Mulholland, T O'Carroll, U Walsh; J Bollard, J Meaney, D Hennessy; S Aylward, N O'Meara; B Doherty, M Kenny, L McWey; L Blanchfield, D Morrissey. T Aylward. Subs:J Doyle for Walsh; R Drennan for Morrissey; B O'Donovan for Blanchfield.

Ref -- G Whelan (Wicklow)

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