Dublin youngsters reach O’Byrne Cup semi-finals with Wexford success as DCU do them a favour

September 18, 2021 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Tempers flared in the battle between Dublin and Wexford

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DUBLIN’S YOUNGSTERS ADVANCED to the semi-finals of the Bord Na Móna O’Byrne Cup today with a 1-12 to 1-9 win over Wexford in Enniscorthy, while DCU did them a favour in defeating UCD in the battle of the students.

Dublin – who again fielded an experimental team under stand in manager Paul Clarke – claimed the three-point success to finish top of Group 1 and set up a last four tie with Kildare next Sunday.

The results saw Dublin top the group on four points with Wexford and UCD both rueing their failure to win as they finished up on three points.

UCD had overcome Dublin last Wednesday night in Parnell Park but lost today to DCU by 0-18 to 1-9 in Belfield.

Dublin may have suffered a first-half setback with the dismissal of forward Gary Sweeney but a goal by Conor McHugh helped them go ahead 1-7 to 1-4 at the interval.

Na Fianna’s Conor McHugh notched a goal for Dublin today.

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Wexford also finished with 14 men after John Turbit was shown a red card.

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Dublin’s Gary Sweeney was dismissed in Enniscorthy.

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Wexford’s John Turbit also received a red card today

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Wexford did draw level during the second half but Dublin closed out the game strongly with a trio of points from Thomas Davis club man Paul Hudson sealing their success.

Hudson finished with 0-7 overall, Niall Walsh chipped in with 0-2 while Ross Hazley and Gary Sweeney notched a 0-1 apiece.

Ryan Deegan and Colm Kehoe rise high at St Patrick’s Park

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