Dublin vs Wexford preview & live score updates

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Updated: July 9, 2011

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Leinster Senior Football final
Dublin 2-12 v 1-12 Wexford, 2pm Croke Park.

70 min played

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70+2 min Full-time. Dublin win the Delaney Cup after a 2-12 to 1-12 victory over Wexford.
70+2 min Ben Brosnan hits his ninth point of the day.
70+1 min Ciaran Lyng hits a wide.
70 min McConnell makes an immediate impact and gives Dublin a four point lead. That point probably ends Wexford’s hopes of causing an upset. Two minutes of injury time to play.
69 min Ross McConnell comes on for Mossy Quinn. Bad outing for Quinn who is substituted after coming on as a substitute.
69 min Ben Brosnan’s 45 fails to raise the white flag.
68 min Banville creates a goal opportunity for Wexford, but Paddy Byrne’s shot is saved by Stephen Cluxton. 67 min Ben Brosnan scores for Wexford. Only three points in it with three minutes to play.
66 min An Alan Brogan shot hits the upright.
64 min Ciaran Lyng takes a free short to Ben Brosnan, who scores for Wexford. His first point from play.
63 min A well worked point for Dublin. A lot of short hand passing leads to a chance for Bastick, who took his point well.
61 min David Henry comes on for Bernard Brogan.
60 min Ben Brosnan scores from a close-range free.
59 min Ciaran Lyng hits a wide from a free. Wexford badly need a point.
57 min Great goal for Dublin. James McCarthy makes a great run through the Wexford defense before smashing a powerful shot into the top of the net.
54 min Alan Brogan scores a good point.
53 min Bernard Brogan hits Dublin’s 10th wide.
52 min Disallowed goal for Dublin after Alan Brogan hand passes the ball into the net.
51 min Goal for Dublin after some shambolic defending. Masterson decides to punch a high ball rather than catch it, but the ball rebounds off a Wexford player and rolls slowly into the Wexford goal. That could be a big turning point in the match.
50 min Good point from Bernard Brogan.
49 min A Mossy Quinn shot is blocked down.
48 min Ben Brosnan scores again from a free. Very impressive performance from the Wexford forward.
47 min Yellow card for Bryan Cullen.
46 min Kevin McManamon scores a point for Dublin. It was over 20 minutes since their last score.
45 min Goal for Wexford! Banville runs at the Dublin defense before playing in Barry, who was alone in front of the Dublin goal. Barry rounded Cluxton and passed the ball into the Dublin net. It’s a well-deserved lead for Wexford.
43 min Bryan Cullen makes a great run through the Wexford defense and passes to Bernard Brogan, but Brogan hits a poor wide.
42 min Ben Brosnan hits Wexford’s fifth wide.
41 min Ben Brosnan continues his impressive free taking to draw the scores level for the third time today.
38 min Stephen Cluxton saves a powerful shot from Ben Brosnan. The Wexford man might have been better off going for a point.
36 min Shane Roche hits an early wide for Wexford.
36 min The second half is underway at Croke Park.

Half-Time Dublin lead by 0-7 to 0-6 at the interval. Dublin were the better side for the opening 20 minutes, with their defense playing especially well against the Wexford forwards. Wexford have come more into the game in the last ten minutes and will be the happier side at the break.

35+2 min Half-time
35+2 min Dublin haven’t scored in over 13 minutes.
35 min Ben Brosnan hits a free from about 50 yards out but his effort drifts wide.
34 min Ben Brosnan scores a point for Wexford from a 45 via the upright. It has been an impressive spell for the Model County.
32 min Mossy Quinn comes on for Diarmuid Connolly.
31 min Dublin work an opening after some intricate hand passing but Alan Brogan fires wide.
30 min Roche hits Wexford’s second wide of the day.
28 min Ben Brosnan scores for Wexford.
26 min Adrian Flynn scores a great point for Wexford to reduce the deficit to three points.
26 min Eoghan O’Gara works an opening but his shot drops short.
25 min Another Dublin shot drops short and is caught by Masterson.
24 min Alan Brogan scores a great point for Dublin.
23 min Fifth wide of the day for Dublin after Diarmuid Connolly hits a wayward shot.
21 min Ciaran Lyng scores a great point from a difficult angle.
19 min Eoghan O’Gara wins a free for Dublin. Bernard Brogan easily scores the free to give Dublin a four point lead.
17 min Bryan Cullen scores a good point for Dublin.
16 min Kevin Flynn scores for Dublin.
16 min Doyle hits a poor wide for Wexford.
15 min Stephen Cluxton scores for Dublin from a 45. His sixth point of the Championship.
12 min An Alan Brogan shot drops into Masterson’s hands.
12 min Wexford score from the 45 to level the scores.
11 min Goal chance for Wexford. Eric Bradley was running in unopposed on goal, but James McCarthy makes a great diving block to deny the Wexford forward.
11 min Ben Brosnan plays a nice ball from to Shane Roche, but Roche’s shot drops straight into Stephen Cluxton’s hands.
9 min Eamon Fennell hits a wayward wide for Dublin. Dublin have been wasteful in front of goal so far.
7 min Alan Brogan makes a good run and scores a good point for Dublin despite almost losing his balance.
6 min An intelligent ball from Flynn finds Bernard Brogan, but the Dublin forward hits another wide for Dublin.
4 min Alan Brogan creates an opportunity for his brother Bernard, but the latter hits Dublin’s second wide of the day.
4 min Some scrappy play from both teams around the middle of the field.
2 min Ciaran Lyng scores a good point for Wexford from a tight angle.
1 min Good start for Dublin as Bernard Brogan scores a point from a difficult angle.
1 min We’re underway at Croke Park.
0min The teams are on the pitch and the throw-in is only a few moments away at Croke Park.

Teams:

Dublin: Cluxton, Conlon, O’Carroll, Fitzsimons, McCarthy, Brennan, Nolan, Bastick, Fennell, Flynn, Brogan, Cullen(C), O’Gara, Connolly,Brogan

Wexford: A Masterson; J Wadding, G Molloy, B Malone; A Flynn, D Murphy, A Doyle; R Quinlivan, D Waters; S Roche, C Lyng, B Brosnan; C Morris, E Bradley, R Barry.

Preview:

Dublin and Wexford will meet at Croke Park on Sunday in the final of the Leinster Senior Football Championship. Dublin are clear favourites and will be confident of reclaiming the Leinster crown after Meath triumphed in 2010.

Dublin have not yet illustrated All Ireland winning form, but the Dubs have competently made their way through Leinster. Dublin raced into an early lead in Leinster quarter final against Laois and were never tested on their way to a 1-16 to 0-11 victory. Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan did the bulk of the damage on that occasion, scoring 1-3 and 0-6 respectively.

Dublin then overcame Kildare in controversial circumstances in the semi final. Dublin were in control of the match, but Kildare made a spirited comeback after Eoghan O’Gara was sent off. A soft free in injury time, however, allowed Dublin to claim a 1-12 to 1-11 victory over the Lilywhites. Bernard Brogan was in prolific form again for Dublin, scoring six points.

Wexford have enjoyed a comfortable road to the final. The Model County beat Offaly 2-16 to 0-8 in the preliminary round, with Ciaran Lyng’s 1-6 and Ben Brosnan’s 0-7 putting Offaly to the sword. Lyng and Brosnan then combined to hit 17 points against Westmeath to secure a 1-24 to 0-15 victory in the quarter final.

The semi final saw Wexford beat Carlow by 4-12 to 0-10. Shane Roche was in potent form for Wexford scoring 2-4, while Brosnan continued his fine scoring form with six points.

In the league, both teams enjoyed relative success. Wexford came third in Division 1, winning four games out of seven, while Dublin topped Division 1, winning six and drawing once. The Dubs finished the league on a sour note, however, surrendering a big lead to Cork in the league final.

Dublin welcome back Eamon Fennell to their starting line-up. Fennell comes in for Michael Dara Macauley in the Dublin midfield. Eoghan O’Gara is named up front for Dublin despite his dismissal against Kildare. The Templeogue man will line up at right-corner-forward, however, with Diarmuid Connolly starting at centre forward.

Wexford are unchanged and name the same team that beat Carlow in the semi finals.

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