Leinster MHC final
Dublin 0-17 Wexford 0-12
DUBLIN: C McCormack; R Drumgoole, P Callaghan, E Walsh; K Dunne (0-1), T Brady, C Connolly; J Boland (0-3), J McCaffrey (0-4, one free); K O’Reilly (0-4, three frees), S Casey (0-2), J Maher; R O’Carroll (0-1), D O’Dwyer (0-1), S Durkin (0-1). Subs: S O’Rourke for Durkin (41 mins), C Twomey for Maher (47 mins).
WEXFORD: N Maher; C Power, C Lawlor, B O’Connor; R Griffin, G Sinnott, K Walsh; M Molloy, T Waters (0-1); C McGovern, B Travers, F O’Gorman (0-1); PJ Nolan (0-3), K Burke (0-6, all frees), D Redmond. Subs: J Codd (0-1) for Travers (20 mins), S Roche for McGovern (30 mins, inj), P Hughes for Molloy (55 mins).
Referee: D Connolly (Kilkenny).
Leinster MHC semi-final
DUBLIN 2-16 KILKENNY 4-7
DUBLIN minor hurlers provided a massive boost to morale when they beat reigning Leinster Minor Hurling champions Kilkenny in this pulsating provincial semi-final at Dr Cullen Park, Carlow, yesterday.
The game looked destined for a replay when Ritchie Hogan pointed a free to make the scores 1-16 to 4-7 in injury time, but from the puck-out Dublin forced a line cut from 45 metres range. Kevin O’Reilly’s splendid line ball was fielded by Dublin full forward Declan O’Dwyer who crashed the ball to the Kilkenny net for the winning score.
The winners were inspired by centre-back Tomas Brady, while John McCaffrey, Kevin O’Reilly, Joey Maher, Ross O’Carroll, Shane Dorkin and O’Dwyer were also prominent in this fully merited win.
SCORERS - Dublin: R O’Carroll 1-2, S Dorkin 0-4, J Maher, J McCaffrey (1f) 0-3 each, 0-1 '65, D O’Dwyer 1-0, K O’Reilly 0-2 (1f, 1 line cut), C Twomey and S Casey 0-1 each. Kilkenny: R Hogan 2-3 (2f), TJ Reid 1-1, E Cody 1-0, M Bergin 0-2, P Doheny 0-1.
Dublin: C McCormack, R Drumgoole, P Callaghan, E Walsh, K Dunne, T Brady, C Connolly, J Boland, J McCaffrey, K O’Reilly, C Twomey, J Maher, R O’Carroll, D O’Dwyer, S Dorkin. Subs: S Casey for Twomey, S Murphy for Callaghan, S Bennett for O’Carroll.
Kilkenny: C McGrath, B Healy, K Joyce, N Walsh, N Prendergast, R Dollard, S Campion, J Farrell, P Hogan, M Bergin, P Doheny, T J Reid, E Cody, R Hogan, M Ruth. Subs: E O’Shea for Campion, J Mulhall for Doheny.
Referee: S Whelan (Wexford)