Galway produced a strong second half performance, against the breeze, to run out comfortable 10 point winners in the Allianz Hurling League Quarter Final this afternoon at Pearse Stadium.
Wexford started strongly and a brace of first half goals from Conor McDonald and one from Lee Chin saw the visitors hold a one point advantage, 0-13 to 3-05, at the break.
The free count certainly totted up in favour of the Galway men and the ever reliable Canning punished Wexford every time, the Portumna player, scored only once from play, 14 points from frees, and one 65.
Wexford never really came out of the dressing room for the second half, despite playing with the breeze, Galway completely dominated the game to run out easy winners, goals from Cathal Mannion, Niall Burke, and Seán Bleahene, cancelled out the Slaneysiders first half goal tally.
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Posted by Official GAA on Saturday, March 16, 2019
Galway: Fergal Flannery, Jack Grealish, Paul Killeen, Darren Morrissey, Aidan Harte, Padraic Mannion (c), Géaroíd McInerney, Cathal Mannion (1-02), Seán Loftus, Niall Burke (1-01), Joe Canning (0-15, 0-13f, 0-01’65), Conor Whelan (0-01), Seán Bleahene (1-00), Brian Concannon (0-02), Thomas Monaghan.
Subs: Kevin Hussey for P Mannion (22 mins), Johnny Coen for Morrisey (h-t), Davy Glennon for Monaghan (34), Seán Kilduff for Killeen (61-62), for Harte (64), Tadhg Haran for Bleahene (69).
Wexford: Mark Fanning, Damien Reck, Liam Ryan, Simon Donohoe, Paudie Foley, Matthew O’Hanlon (0-01), Shaun Murphy, Jack O’Connor, Kevin Foley, Aidan Nolan (0-01), Lee Chin (1-02), Diarmuid O’Keeffe (0-01); Cathal Dunbar, Paul Morris (0-04, 0-03f, 0-01’65), Conor McDonald (2-02, 0-01f).
Subs: Darren Byrne for Ryan (39mins), Liam Óg McGovern for J O’Connor (47), Shane Reck for D Byrne (52), Ian Byrne for Chin (59), Harry Kehoe for Morris (69).