Dublin bounce back in emphatic fashion

Daly’s men much too strong for Wexford


Anthony Daly’s Dublin rediscovered their scoring touch totally outplay Wexford, in this one-sided clash at Wexford Park yesterday.

Dublin had Wexford’s backs to the wall from the very early stages, led 1-8 to 0-3, after 20 minutes, going on to build a commanding 14-point interval lead. Such was their composure and control, there was never the remotest chance of a Model County comeback.

Dublin boss Daly was delighted with the display.

“Overall, I’m delighted with the performance. To put up a score like that is pleasing. The players learned from the loss to Limerick, but it’s now important that they drive on.”

In the first half the Dublin half-back line of Michael Carton, Liam Rushe and Shane Durkin were dominant. Joey Boland was on top in midfield and with inside forwards David O’Callaghan, Conor McMcCormack and David Treacy running riot, they ensured the result was a foregone conclusion by the interval.

With the sides level at 0-2 apiece after ten minutes, the Dubs attack began to do the business, with two excellent O’Callaghan points, followed by a superb Treacy effort. After 15 minutes McCormack’s run set up O’Callaghan whose fine first -time shot to the net put his side 1-5 to 0-2 in front.

McCormack added another goal after 24 minutes as the visitors eased into a 2-12 to 0-4 interval lead. There was no way back for Wexford and Eamonn Dillon’s late goal wrapped up a comprehensive win.