U21 Leinster Hurling Wexford easily beat Laois

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Updated: June 22, 2011

Bord Gáis Energy Leinster Hurling U-21 Semi-Final
Wexford 7-18 2-10 Laois, Wexford Park FT

Match Tracker
60min Full time
59min Gearoid Burke gets nice point from play for Laois.
58min Harry Kehoe gets his fifth point of the evening.
57min This match will not be much use to Wexford who will play the winners of Dublin v Offaly who play the other semi-final tomorrow night. We will have live score updates from the match.
55min Neil Foyle gets a goal from a free, at least it makes the score not look so bad.
54min Ian Byrne the sub gets a point from play for Wexford.
54min Podge Doran makes it 1-03 on the night for himself.
52min Yellow card for Sean Murphy of Wexford.
50min Neil Foyle gets two quick points for Laois.
48min Goal for Laois from the sub Daniel Lawlor, Wexford have emptied the bench.
47min Harry gets a nice point from play for Wexford.
46min James Breen gets the 7th goal, it looks like they might get to the magic ten.
45min Paul Morris gets the 6th goal for Wexford.
44min Neil Foyle goes from a goal from a free but its well defended.
44min Dan Shanahan comes on for Laois, even if it was ”dan the man” Laois still would have no chance of winning.
41min Podge Doran gets another point from play for Wexford.
40min Nice point from the goalkeeper from a free for Laois.
38min Emmet Kent gets another point from a free.
37min Daniel Lawlor nearly got his first point but it drops short from the Laois sub.
35min Shane Tomkins gets the 5th Wexford goal.
33min Neil makes up for it with Laois getting the first point in the 2nd half.
32min Foyle hits the first wide for Laois in the second half.
31min Second half underway. Wexford have taken a few players off to give them a rest ahead of the weekends football match against Carlow.
30+2 Emmet Kent gets another point for Wexford.
30+1 Harry Keogh gets his 3rd point.
30min Some good defending leads to a Wexford wide from Emmet Kent.
28min Shane Tomkins scores from play, that means all six Wexford forwards have scored, Harry Keogh gets his second point.
27min Good play from the Laois goalie to win a free out.
26min Neil Foyle hits his 4th point of the night.
23min Podge Doran gets a nice point form play, Paul Morris has his second wide of the night.
22min Paul Morris shot is waved wide but it looked a point to me.
21min Emmet Kent hits a nice point for Wexford.
20min Wexford hit their fifth wide.
18min Liam Óg McGovern gets his second goal for Wexford.
17min Neil Foyle hits his second wide of the night.
16min Harry Keogh gets another score from play for Wexford.
15min Brendan Reddin hits a nice point from play for Laois.
14min Padriag Doran gets Wexfords third goal.
14min Neil Foyle gets Laois third point and there first from play.
12min James Breen hits Wexfords third wide from play.
11min Liam Óg McGovern gets Wexfords second goal.
9min Neil Foyle hits a free for Laois over the bar to give Laois there 2nd point.
7min James Breen gets the opening goal for Wexford, lets hope they dont get another nine.
6min Liam Óg McGovern hits a wide and Laois get an opening the score from Neil Foyle but Paul Morris keeps Wexfords lead at three with a nice point from play.
4min James Breen gets Wexfords third point to give them an early lead, the handicap was ten but moved to twelve this afternoon.
3min Free for Wexford easily scored by Emmet Kent, he continues his good from the defeat of Kilkenny
1min Match underway, no real breeze to speak of with Emmet Kent getting the first score for Wexford.
0min Good home crowd in Wexford Park hoping for an exciting game.
0min Laois open up their Bord Gáis Energy Leinster U-21 Hurling campaign on Wednesday night with a trip to Wexford Park. They have been given the difficult task of trying to defeat a Wexford side that are flying high after their triumph over a highly rated Kilkenny team in the quarter-final earlier this month.

Team News
Wexford: 1. Mark Fanning (Capt.), 2. Willie Devereux, 3. Matthew O’Hanlon, 4. Eoin Moore, 5. James Gahan, 6. Michael O’Regan, 7. Shaun Murphy, 8. Emmet Kent, 9. Rory Sludds, 10. Shane Tomkins, 11. Harry Kehoe, 12. Liam Óg McGovern, 13. Paul Morris, 14. James Breen, 15. Pádraig Doran.

Laois: 1. Eoin Reilly, 2. Brian O’Mara, 3. Pakie Flynn, 4. Loughlin Hegarty, 5. Gearoid Gaughan, 6. Nathan Unwin, 7. Willie Campion, 8. Gearoid Burke, 9. Barry Dunne, 10. Jimmy Corrigan (Capt.), 11. Neil Foyle, 12. Tony Ryan, 13. Paddy Keating, 14. Willie Dunphy, 15. Brendan Reddin.

Preview
Laois go into the game plagued by injury with three of their regular starters, Eoin O’Neill (broken finger), Brian Clancy (broken thumb) and Robbie Foyle (broken ankle), all ruled out. Despite this they will be full of optimism and will be looking to senior panellists Eoin Reilly, Neil Foyle and captain Jimmy Corrigan to lead from the front in causing an upset.

Wexford, on the other hand, come into this game in blistering form. After their last gasp victory over the Cats, they will be expecting nothing less than a win come Wednesday night.

Team manager Tony Dempsey has been forced to make two changes in personnel to the team that defeated the Cats. Andrew Shore has departed to the USA for the summer months and is being replaced by James Gahan. The Ballygarrett clubman is named at wing back with Michael O’Regan switching to the No. 6 jersey. The injured John Leacy is replaced by Rory Sludds with Harry Kehoe moving to centre forward from midfield

With the home crowd shouting them on, it’s hard to look beyond a Wexford victory which could set up a rematch of last years Bord Gáis Energy U-21 Hurling Leinster final with Dublin.

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