All-Ireland U20 HC: Goal hungry Tipp too strong for Wexford

August 04, 2019

Tipperary's Jerome Cahill in action against Wexford's Mike Kelly. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Tipperary will renew acquaintances with Cork in this year’s All-Ireland U-20 HC final after disposing of Wexford in today’s semi-final at Nowlan Park.

An eight goal scoring spree saw Liam Cahill’s charges emerge victorious on a scoreline of 8-16 to 1-15.

Senior star Jake Morris top scored for the winners with 1-5 while Jerome Cahill, Andrew Ormond and Billy Seymor all chipped in with a brace of goals.

Substitute Sean Hayes also found the back of the Model County’s net as the Premier County finished with 20 points to spare over the Leinster final runners-up.

Corner forward Ormond raised two green flags in the opening period as the Munster champions built up a 4-6 to 1-7 lead by the halfway stage.

Tipperary's Billy Seymour scores a goal ahead of Wexford's Eoin O'Leary. ©INPHO/Ken Sutton.

Sean Keane Carroll netted the Wexford goal while centre-forward Ross Banville raised four white flags via placed balls in the first 30 minutes.

The number 11 doubled his tally in the second-half but was powerless to prevent his side from slipping to a heavy defeat.

Tipp dominated from start to finish and led by 2-5 to 0-5 at the end of the opening quarter.

They were 6-11 to 1-11 to the good at the three quarter hour mark and will now face Cork – who defeated Kilkenny by 1-16 to 0-13 yesterday - in what will be a repeat of the provincial decider.

On that occasion they required an injury-time Morris goal to pip the Rebels by 3-15 to 2-17 so another close encounter is anticipated.

Tipperary - A Browne; C Morgan, E Connolly, C McCarthy; N Heffernan, P Cadell, B O'Mara (0-1); C Connolly, J Ryan (0-1); C Bowe (0-2), J Cahill (2-1), G O'Connor; J Morris (1-5, 0-1f), B Seymour (2-1), A Ormond (2-1). Subs: S Hayes (1-1) for G O'Connor, K O'Kelly for A Ormond, J Fogarty (0-1) for J Morris, D Woods (0-2, 1f) for J Cahill, M Purcell for C McCarthy.

Wexford - J Lawlor; E O'Leary, E Molloy, C O'Connor; N Murphy (0-1), M Kelly, C Scallan; E Murphy, J Reck; C Fitzhenry, C McGuckin, C Clancy (0-1); S Keane Carroll (1-0), S O'Connor (0-2), R Banville (0-8f). Subs: C Turner (0-1) for S Keane Carroll, D Doyle (0-2) for S O'Connor, B Maddock for N Murphy, G Dempsey for J Reck, J Byrne for R Banville.

Referee - C McAllister.

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