Playing with a strong first-half wind, Wexford dominated the opening quarter 1-4 to 0-0, their 13th minute goal scored ny corner-forward Dermot Flood and led 1-5 to 0-4 at the interval.
Carlow IT opened the second-half impressively with two Tom Sheils points to reduce the deficit to two points but it was Wexford who managed to regain the initiative with Kevin O’Grady and Dermot Flood responding with points.
Wexford scorers: D Flood 1-2; B Brosnan 0-4; N Hughes, D Murphy 0-2 each; B Brosnan (f), K Rowe, K O’Connor 0-1 each.
Carlow IT: L Boland 0-4, 3f; T Nolan 0-3; , B McHugh 0-2, 1f, 1, 45; T Sheils 0-2; B Murphy, A Forde 0-1 each.
WEXFORD: S Roche; J Rossiter,J Breen, K Day; D Larkin, R Tierney, R Barron; G Carty, C Kehoe; K O’Grady , B Brosnan, N Hughes; D Flood, K Rowe, K O’Connor.
Subs: S Donbohoe for Larkin; D Murphy for Hughes; P Byrne for Barron; M Furlong for Rossiter.
CARLOW IT: S Murphy; J Hendy, C Lawlor, D Smyth; C Ward, W Young, E Lynch; B Murphy, T Nolan; A Dever, A Forde; B McHugh, L Boland, C Healy.
Subs: T Sheils for Ryan; I Ilunga for Smyth; T O’Connell for Forde; G Haran for Healy.
Referee: G McCormack (Dublin).