Monday 16 December 2019

Morris magic proves killer blow for DIT

Wexford 1-29 DIT 2-19 (After extra-time)

Wexford eventually saw off DIT in an entertaining clash at Blackwater.

Wexford enjoyed an impressive start to the game, leading 0-4 to 0-0 inside seven minutes through points from PJ Nolan, Gary Moore (two frees) and Harry Kehoe.

However, Kilkenny underage star Michael Maloney hauled DIT back into the game and the sides were level on 0-8 each at the break.

Wexford were leading 0-14 to 0-13 when they had Michael O'Regan sent off on a second yellow card in the second half.

DIT used their numerical advantage well, as goals from Maloney, after 60 minutes, and Conor McCormack, a minute later, saw the colleges side lead 2-14 to 0-16.

However, Wexford stormed back and a Moore free forced extra-time as the sides finished level 0-21 to 2-15.

With Kehoe, Moore and Paul Morris striking excellent points, the home side led 0-26 to 2-17 at the end of the first period of extra-time. Two Maloney pointed frees left the minimum between the sides, but a splendid Morris goal with five minutes to go proved to be the killer blow for DIT .

Scorers – Wexford: G Moore 0-12 (7f), P Morris

1-3, H Kehoe 0-6, R Kehoe ('65'), E Doyle, PJ Nolan, M O'Regan, P Doran, E Quigley, D Redmond, Shaun Murphy 0-1 each. DIT: M Maloney 1-12 (1-9f), C McCormack 1-2, T Connolly 0-2, S O'Connor, N Quinn, C O'Shaughnessy 0-1 each.

Wexford – N Breen; B Kenny, T Waters, C Kenny; R Kehoe , A Shore, J Tonks; H Kehoe, E Doyle; P J Nolan, Stephen Murphy, G Moore; P Morris, M O'Regan, P Doran. Subs: E Quigley for Nolan (h-t), D Redmond for Morris (45), E Moore for B Kenny (64); P Morris (70); Shaun Murphy for Stephen Murphy (80).

DIT – F McGarry; J Divney, G McManus, C Marney; K Bergin, L Rushe, F Power; S O'Connor, S Morris; N Quinn, M Maloney, C O'Shaughnessy; T Connolly, C McCormack, J Hobbs. Subs: J McManus for Hobbs (55); F Dunleavy for O'Connor (65); W Cullen for G. McManus (67); E Small for Marney (80).

Ref – G Quilty (Kilkenny)

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