Dublin reach All-Ireland minor hurling final

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Updated: August 14, 2011

Dublin have reached the All-Ireland minor hurling final and they will play Galway

Minor Hurling Dublin 6-19 5-13 Waterford,FT

Commentary
FULL TIME
60+4 Jack Dillon gets another goal for Waterford.
60+1mins: Two frees for Dublin.
60 mins: Two wides from Dublin
56 mins: Kilkenny adds another for Dublin.
55 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 6-17, Waterford 4-13. Ten between the sides now.
55 mins: Dublin respond with another two points.
54 mins: The game is not over yet as Stephen Bennett rattles home a fourth goal for Waterford.
52 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 6-15, Waterford, 3-13
51 mins: Kilkenny adds another.
50 mins: Dublin are not looking as comfortable as Waterford get a third goal. Three goals and a point between the sides.
49 mins: Kilkenny is having a great game for Dublin but fails to convert on this occassion.
47 mins: Substitute Adam O’ Sullivan gets a second goal for Waterford following confusion in the Dublin square.
45 mins: Waterford continue to slot over points despite scoreline as they add another.
44 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 6-14, Waterford, 1-12
43 mins: There seems no way back for Waterford as Costelloe rounds his man and adds a sixth goal for Dublin.
41 mins: Cormac Heffernan opens Waterford’s goal account after a well worked move.
39 mins: Gavin O’Brien adds another long range free after initial free is saved by Dublin defence.
38 mins: Waterford are still without a goal as they add another to increase their points tally to ten.
36 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 5-14, Waterford, 0-9
34 mins: Costelloe gets a fifth goal for the boys in blue after a long range effort is miss-judged by Waterford goal keeper.
32 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 4-13 Waterford 0-8
31 mins: The teams get one point apiece.
Half time
30 minutes played: Dublin, 4-12 Waterford, 0-7
29 mins: Dublin get a fourth and it seems a long road back for Waterford now.
25 mins: Waterford get their seventh
24 mins: It’s looking ominous for Waterford as Dublin get another.
23 mins: Costello is brought down and free is quickly converted.
21 mins: Paul winters gets Dublin’s third goal following a rebound from the initial save. Waterford are in serious trouble.
20 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 2-7, Waterford, 0-6
20 mins: Conor Costello gets his third.
18 mins: Waterford get a sixth but Kilkenny strikes again to put two goals between the sides once more.
18 mins: Waterford are punished for ill-discipline once more, but Ciarán Kilkenny fails to convert the resulting free.
17 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 2-5, Waterford, 0-5
14 mins: Dublin looking very strong as midfielder Glen Whelan slots over another
13 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 2-3, Waterford 0-4
11 mins: Waterford defence is ripped apart once more as Dublin work the ball in from a sideline free and Conor Costello finds himself in front of the waterford goal. Great goal.
10 mins: Dublin get another 21 yard free and Ciarán Kilkenny goes for his point this time.
9 mins: An impressive spell for Waterford as Cathal Curran gets a fourth point for the Deise boys. Sides are level.
8 MINUTES PLAYED: Dublin 1-1, Waterford 0-3
8 mins: Waterford get a third to peg Dublin back to a one point lead.
7 mins: Waterford get second point of the day following an impressive long-range effort.
4 mins: Dublin take advantage of poor Waterford defending and Ciarán Kilkenny makes no mistake in front of goal. Dublin off to great start.
3 mins: Goal effort from free is saved but Jamie Desmond converts resulting 65
2 mins: Dublin win free on 21 yard line
1 min: Play is under way

The Waterford minor hurlers will be hoping to lift spirits in the Deise county following last weekend’s Senior disappointment with a victory in tomorrow’s All Ireland Minor hurling semi-final.

However, the Waterford boys who are aiming to book a place in the All-Ireland Final for the first time since 1992, must first overcome the stiff challenge of the Dublin Minor team.

The boys in blue are the narrow favourites to edge the victory and they will be hoping to get the day off to a good start ahead of the Dublin Senior Hurler’s meeting with All-Ireland champions Tipperary later in the afternoon.

The Metropolitans will be hoping to eradicate past deamons with a victory tommorrow after loosing out to Clare by the narrowest of margins at the semi-final stage last season.

Leinster champions Dublin will go into Sunday’s clash the more experienced of the two sides with Waterford last making it to the penultimate stage of the competition in 2009.

The experience of players such as Paul Winters, Cormac Costello and Ciarán Kilkenny will play an integral role for the Dublin minors who will be aiming to add to a great year for Dublin hurling by securing a final appearance.

Waterford meanwhile will look to the likes of defenders Jamie Barron and Darren Foley and marksman Jake Dillon, who impressed for the Deise as they overcame the daunting challenge of Kilkenny at the quarter-final stage.

Despite a disappointing Munster Final defeat, Waterford began the All-Ireland campaign in fighting form and got the better of the young cats, restricting them to a scoreline of just nine points.

The Croke Park clash will kick off at 1.30pm on Sunday and will precede the Senior game, which kicks off at 3pm.

DUBLIN (MHC v Waterford) – Cormac Ryan; Eric Lowndes, Cian O’Callaghan, Seán McClelland; Chris Crummy,Jamie Desmond, Matthew McCaffrey; Colm Cronin, Glenn Whelan; Emmet Ó Conghaile, Conor McHugh, Ciarán Kilkenny; Paul Winters, Aodhán Clabby, Cormac Costello.

WATERFORD (v Dublin) – Paddy Cooke; Jamie Barron, Damien Ahern, Colin Walsh; Ian Kenny, Darren Foley,Jim Power; Shane McNulty, Ray Barry; Jake Dillon, Gavin O’Brien, Donie Breathnach; Peter O’Keeffe, Stephen Bennett, Cathal Curran.

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