Dublin’s Minor Footballers head south to face Wexford in Round 2 of the Leinster Championship

Leinster Minor Football Championship - Dublin v Wexford

Wexford v Dublin
Wednesday, May 8th. 7:00pm
Bellefield, Enniscorthy

Round 1? Done. Dublin banished the demons from last year’s defeat to Meath on the opening day of the new Leinster Minor Football Championship. And it was two second half goals that seperated the sides at the final whistle. Jim Lehane’s men put in a solid performance finishing on a 4-10 to 2-10 scoreline. The game was tied 2-06 a piece at the break and Meath notched two early points in the second.

Dublin put a huge target on goals at the restart but Senan Forkers effort was saved by Meath keeper Dean Pluck. At the midway point of the half their luck was in. A Fionn Murray free hit the upright but was salvaged by Ryan O’Dwyer who buried the ball in the net.

Luke Swan, the much talked about duel player, made his presence felt coming off the bench. With a minute remaining, Swan got hand on the end of a ball to palm it into the Meath net.

Wexford didn’t have the start they’d have wanted in the opening losing to Offaly by a point on 1-10 to 1-09. The Wexford men had the advantage at half time, leading 1-04 to 0-05, thanks to Jack O’Leary goal. O’Connor scored 1-06 on the night, But Offaly closed the gap and held their defensive shape to shade the game by the minimum.

Meath will look to bounce back from their defeat as welcome Offaly to Pairc Tailteann tomorrow night at the same time as Dublin face Wexford.

Leinster Minor Football Championship
Round 2

Wednesday, May 8th. 7:00pm

Wexford v Dublin. Bellefield, Enniscorthy
Meath v Offaly. Pairc Tailteann

Round 3

Wednesday, May 15th. 7:00pm

Offaly v Dublin. BNM O’Connor Park, Tullamore
Meath v Wexford. Pairc Tailteann

Quarter Finals: Saturday, June 1st
Semi Finals: Saturday, June 22nd
Final: either Wednesday, July 3rd or Saturday, July 6th (TBC)