Monday 11 December 2017

In brief: Beckett brace lifts Kilkenny

Gaelic Games

A BRACE of second half goals from wing-forward Bill Beckett helped Kilkenny to a 2-16 to 0-13 victory over Wexford in the Leinster IHC semi-final at Wexford Park last evening.

After his controversial week, Greg Jacob opted out of the Wexford team picture, arriving on the pitch seconds behind his colleagues. Wexford, however, raced into a 0-3 to 0-1 lead inside seven minutes.

Eoin Guinan then picked off some superb points from play as Kilkenny pushed on to lead 0-11 to 0-7 at the interval.

Beckett raced through the centre for goals on 38 and 50 minutes, leaving no way no way back for a disappointing home side.


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