UCD always in control

UCD 2-12 Wexford 3-3

UCD always in control

The students controlled the opening 10 minutes, at the end of which they led 1-3 to 0-1, with Ross Bergin firing home their goal from close range. The home side could only managing two first-half points through Ciarán Lyng, which left them trailing 1-5 to 0-2.

UCD continued to control matters on the resumption and, with Conor Downey kicking over three points, followed by a 53rd minute Liam Connerton goal, they moved 2-8 to 0-3 clear.

Wexford came much more into the game in the closing quarter and two goals in a four minute spell from Ciaran Lyng after 55 and 59 minutes reduced the deficit to five, 2-8 to 2-3. However, points from Ross Bergin and Shane McEntee sealed it for UCD, although Lyng fired in another goal in the closing minute.

UCD scorers: F Ward (0-5 frees); R Bergin 1-1; L Connerton 1-0; C Downey 0-3; S McEntee, R Bergin, S Flanagan, 0-1 each.

Wexford: C Lyng 3-2, C Kehoe 0-1.

UCD: A Cullinane; R Tierney, D Byrne, P Reilly; D Devereux, S McEntee, J Tubritt; S Flanagan, B Fenton; C Driver, C Downey, C Lenehan; R Bergin, F Ward, L Connerton.

Subs: R Tone for Ward (ht); E Monaghan for Flanagan (ht); J Heslin for Fenton (50).

WEXFORD: T Hayes; B Malone, G Molloy, A Cash; T Rossiter, J Breen, P Kelly; D Waters, R Quinlivan; G Cullen, C Carty, B Brosnan; C Lyng, Cillian Kehoe, R Dempsey.

Subs: P J Banville for Cullen (ht); Colm Kehoe for Dempsey (ht); S Gaul for Kelly (41); M Crowdle for Quinlivan (49); N Harney for Cash (55).

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