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Wednesday 20 November 2019

Fox cab return to the Leinster final

Dublin champions well in control against Confey in Bray

Amy Connolly
Amy Connolly

Back to the home of the Emmets. The Wicklow Senior Hurling champions.

Foxrock Cabinteely like the venue. And they were quick to put on the carpet slippers last Sunday afternoon.

The Dublin champs had a comfortable win, 5-13 to 0-7 over Confey of Kildare. And they'll now prepare for the Leinster final against Sarsfields of Laois in Kinnegad on Sunday week.

Thankfully, the heavy morning rain had stopped. Carlow's Jonathan Murphy, was refereeing. He's highly regarded, and it was easy to see why. He only blows the whistle when he sees the train coming.

Confey had one of the best players on the pitch in centre half-forward, Áine Gately. She kicked a parcel of neat points. Four with the right, and one with the left.

Confey played with spirit. Early on, they nearly nicked a goal. But such chances were rare.

The visitors worked hard for every ball. They put in the yards. But they were hard yards.

Foxrock used the stage so well. Spreading the play. Like their favourite strawberry jam.

Their ball-handling skills were very impressive. And their link-play was excellent. Sharp passes, laced with pace. Players always available. Coming off the shoulder.

Building the play from deep. Working it from side to side. Keeping possession. One step back; two steps forward.

And then they were able to polish their efforts with some fine scoring. Jodi Egan clipped over a basket of elegant points.

Amy Connolly and Amy Ring crafted a cluster of jewels, and by half-time, Fox Cab led by 2-8 to 0-4.

Their first goal came on seven minutes. From the boot of Laurie Ahern.

Seven minutes later, Katie McNally got the second. Concluding a sparkling move.

Two minutes into the second half, Aisling Murphy's strike sped low inside the left-hand post.

In the 47th minute, Andrea Murphy got the fourth goal.

Andrea's pass then saw Ring arrow in the fifth goal with commendable composure.

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