Wexford have agreed the semi-finals of Leinster U20 Hurling with Dublin after a narrow win over Laois


Wexford had to work up a sweat for that but they ended up edging Laois by a point to book their Leinster U20 hurling semi-final against Dublin next week.

aois led 0-9 to 0-7 at halftime and was in full swing. Dan Delaney landed six of those while Wexford highlighted Cory Byrne Dunbar and Cian Byrne in their attack.

Wexford pulled tails in the third quarter and took control of the game with three points on the turn picked by Cory Byrne Dunbar, taking them 13-0, 10-15 with 15 minutes left.

Cillian Dunne and Shaun Fitzpatrick fired for Laois to put it back to a one-point game, but Wexford then went back up three points ahead, with substitute Tomas Kinsella sending two well-taken points to leave the visitors 0: 15 to 0-12 lead .

Laois hung but AJ Redmond put Wexford back three before a late Laois flurry of points left them just a point behind.

Goalscorers – Wexford: C Byrne 0-7 (0-5f), C Dunbar-Byrne 0-4, T Kinsella 0-2, AJ Redmond, D Carley, S O’Hagan and J Redmond 0-1 each. Laois: D Delaney 0-7 (0-6f), C Dunne 0-3 (0-2f), E Critchley, A Kirwan, S Fitzpatrick, T Cuddy, C Comerford and P Tynan 0-1 each.

Wexford: C. Byrne; L Cassin, L Schockman, AJ Redmond; Barrett J, Molloy C, Foley C; D Carley, L Kavanagh; C Byrne-Dunbar, C Brown, S O’Hagan; D Codd, C Byrne, JJ Twamley. Subtitle: J. Redmond for Kavangh (ht), T. Kinsella for Twamley (50), J. Sheil for Browne (59), C. Doyle for O’Hagan (61)

Laois: P Hassett; Shanahan I, Obular L, Brennan D; Brennan P, Coss N, Tynan P; C Comerford, T Cuddy; D Delaney, C Dunne, C Murphy; J Duggan, N Quinlan, A Kirwan. Substitutes: T Keyes for Murphy (35), S Fitzpatrick for Kirwan (47), E Critchley for Cuddy (54), C Byrne for Delaney (58).

Referee: David Hughes (Kilkenny). Wexford have agreed the semi-finals of Leinster U20 Hurling with Dublin after a narrow win over Laois

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