DUBLIN 2-12 WEXFORD 0-12
Dublin minor hurlers are Leinster champions after finishing strongly to defeat Wexford in Sunday’s provincial final at Croke Park.
Second-half goals from Johnny McGuirk and the influential Donal Burke separated the sides as Johnny McGuirk’s men progress to an All-Ireland semi-final.
Dublin led 0-8 to 0-6 at the break but had to come from behind to defy the Slaneysiders down the home straight.
Johnny McGuirk junior, son of the manager, got Dublin’s first goal in the 54th minute and four minutes later Burke struck the the match-winner.
SCORERS– Dublin: D Burke 1-3, C Currie 0-5 (0-2f, 0-2 ‘65’), J McGuirk 1-1, C Burke, C Dowling, J Walsh 0-1 each. Wexford: R O’Connor 0-5 (0-2f), D Reck 0-3 (0-1f, 0-1 ‘65’), C Flood 0-2, J Cullen, G Molloy 0-1 each.
DUBLIN: D De Poire; J O’Neill, P Smyth, D Ryan; J McVeigh, C O’Sullivan, E Foley; C Ryan, D Gray; C Burke, J McGuirk, D Burke; C Currie, C Dowling, M O’Keeffe. Subs: R Hayes for O’Keeffe (35), D Hawkshaw for McVeigh (40), J Walsh for Gray (41), D Keogh for C Ryan (50), P Feeney for Currie (56).
WEXFORD: J Henebry; C Murphy, D Byrne, E Molloy; G Molloy, C Firman, J Cullen; D Reck, B O’Connor; L Stafford, C Flood, A Walsh; R O’Connor, C Hearne, Q Saunders. Subs: E Kelly for B O’Connor (44), M Codd for Walsh (50), L Pender for Saunders (59),