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Wednesday 16 October 2019

Murray magic sees Dubs past Wexford challenge

Dublin minor Dara Fagan tries to shake off Wexford’s Brian Cushe last night
Dublin minor Dara Fagan tries to shake off Wexford’s Brian Cushe last night

A brace of Fionn Murray goals at the start of the second half helped 14-man Dublin to account for Wexford by eight points in their Leinster MFC Group 2 clash in Enniscorthy last night.

Murray set Dublin on the way with two early frees and the visitors overcame the 12th-minute dismissal of Ryan O'Dwyer to lead by 1-7 to 0-3 at half-time with Robbie Bolger scoring a superb solo goal in the 28th minute.

Murray's two goals effectively settled the issue within four minutes of the restart with Joe Curtis netting for Wexford in the 42nd minute.

Scorers - Dublin: F Murray 2-6 (0-6f), R Bolger 1-3, D Fagan, S Kinsella, L Curran 0-1 each. Wexford: J Curtis 1-1, J O'Leary 0-4 (0-2f, 0-1 '45'), L Whelan 0-3 (1f), R Connolly, R O'Connor 0-1 each.

Dublin: H O'Sullivan; C Tyrell, B Millist, C Archer; A Watson, S Forker, J Lundy; H Colclough, D O'Dowd; R O'Dwyer, S Kinsella, F Murray; D Fagan, L Swan, R Bolger. Subs: E Gannon for Archer (ht), B Harding for Lundy (43), L Murphy for Colclough (43), K Conroy for Watson (54), L Curran for Fagan (56).

Wexford: T Kennedy; L Newport, B Cushe, E Doyle; P Darcy, J Bolger, L Whelan; P Deeney, T Kavanagh; T Barron, R O'Connor, S Kehoe; L Doyle, J O'Leary, C Regan. Subs: J Curtis for Barron (27), R Connolly for Bolger (30+2), L Crowley for Kehoe (37), O Watters for Deeney (59).

REF: K Harris (Kildare)

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