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Evening all and welcome to our build-up to tonight’s big hurling qualifier in Innovate Wexford Park.

The home side are trying to bounce back from that crushing defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster semi-final and recapture the golden memories of their 2014 qualifier run.

Cork have suffered their fair share of recent disappointments in losing the league final to Waterford in May and being beaten by the same opponents in the Munster semi-final last month.

Throw-in is 7pm and there’s plenty at stake.

Here’s the starting Cork team with Seamus Harnedy and Brian Lawton both coming in to start.

Cork

1. Anthony Nash (Kanturk)

2. Damien Cahalane (St. Finbarr’s)
3. Stephen McDonnell (Glen Rovers)
4. Brian Murphy (Bride Rovers)

5. Aidan Walsh (Kanturk)
6. Mark Ellis (Millstreet)
7. Cormac Murphy (Mallow)

8. Daniel Kearney (Sarsfields)
9. Bill Cooper (Youghal)

10. Conor Lehane (Midleton)
11. Patrick Cronin (Bishopstown)
12. Brian Lawton (Castlemartyr)

13. Alan Cadogan (Douglas)
14. Seamus Harnedy (St. Ita’s)
15. Patrick Horgan (Glen Rovers)

And here’s the starting Wexford team.

Wexford

1. Mark Fanning (Glynn Barntown)

2. Liam Ryan (Rapparees)
3. Matthew O’Hanlon (St James’)
4. Eoin Moore (Oulart the Ballagh)

5. Andrew Shore (Davidstown/Courtnacuddy)
6. Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers)
7. Paudie Foley (Foley Crossabeg Ballymurn)

8. David Redmond (Oulart the Ballagh)
9 Aidan Nolan (Half Way House – Bunclody)

10. Diarmuid O’Keeffe (St Annes)
11. Kevin Foley (Rapparees)
12. Ian Byrne (Ferns St Aidan’s)

13. Paul Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s)
14. Conor McDonald (Naomh Eanna)
15. Liam Og McGovern (St Annes)

Here’s the Cork subs:

16. Darren McCarthy (Ballymartle)
17. Aidan Ryan (Midleton)
18. Brian O’Sullivan (Fermoy)
19. William Kearney (Sarsfields)
20. Killian Burke (Midleton)
21. Rob O’Shea (Carrigaline)
22. Stephen Moylan (Douglas)
23. Paudie O’Sullivan (Cloyne)
24. Jamie Coughlan (Newtownshandrum)
25. Andy Walsh (Killeagh)
26. Luke Meade (Newcestown)

And here’s the Wexford subs:

16. Niall Breen (Tara Rocks)
17. Jack O’Connor (St Martins)
18. Andrew Kenny (Buffers Alley)
19. Ciaran Kenny (Buffers Alley)
20. Willie Devereux (St Martins)
21. Daithi Waters (St Martins)
22. Rory Jacob  (Oulart the Ballagh)
23. Shane Tomkins (Askamore Kilrush)
24. Harry Kehoe (Cloughbawn)
25. Eanna Martin (Sarsfields)
26 Gareth Sinnott (Oulart the Ballagh)

Galway’s Alan Kelly is the referee this evening.

5Mins

Cork 0-3 Wexford 0-0
Cork off to a flying start with Patrick Horgan pointing from a free before Damien Cahalana and Brian Lawton raise white flags from play.

5Mins

Goal for Cork!

6Mins

Cork 1-3 Wexford 0-1
Conor Lehane smashes home a goal and they go five points clear.

7Mins

Cork 1-5 Wexford 0-1
Horgan launches over a long-range free and then Lehane points from play. Cork are on fire so far.

10Mins

Cork 1-6 Wexford 0-1
That’s 1-2 for Lehane now so far.

12Mins

Cork 1-6 Wexford 0-2
Ian Byrne’s second pointed free of the evening provides Wexford with some respite.

15Mins

Cork 1-8 Wexford 0-3
Pair of points from Patrick Horgan and Cork are eight clear after the first quarter.

18Mins

Cork 1-9 Wexford 0-3
Wexford’s first touch is letting them down so far and Cork’s accuracy in front of goal is demonstrated by Horgan adding another point. Wexford bring in Andrew Kenny for Eoin Moore.

20Mins

Cork 1-10 Wexford 0-4
Bill Cooper from play and Ian Byrne from a free trade points. Still no point from play for Wexford.

20Mins

A second goal for Cork!

22Mins

Conor Lehane celebrates scoring the first goal of the game Conor Lehane celebrates scoring Cork's first goal. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

25Mins

Cork 2-11 Wexford 0-5
Ian Byrne nails another free but Cork’s dominance shows no signs of abating with Lehane on target again.

26Mins

Cork 2-11 Wexford 0-6
David Redmond clips over a point from play and Wexford finally get off the mark in open play.

28Mins

Cork 2-12 Wexford 0-6
Patrick Horgan stretches Cork’s lead again after a surging run forward from Harnedy.

32Mins

Cork 2-13 Wexford 0-7
Horgan and Byrne swap points. Wexford take off Paudie Foley and bring in Harry Kehoe.

34Mins

Cork 2-15 Wexford 0-8
Horgan nails another free after Paul Morris had notched a point from play for Wexford.

36Mins

Bill Cooper with Diarmuid O'Keeffe Cork's Bill Cooper and Wexford's Diarmuid O'Keeffe. Source: Donall Farmer/INPHO

Half-Time: Cork 2-17 Wexford 0-9

Complete one-way traffic with Lawton and Lehane tacking on further points before the break for Cork. No doubt which of these two sides have recovered best from their provincial championship loss.

Back under way for the second-half action.

36Mins

Cork 2-17 Wexford 0-10
Harry Kehoe points to get Wexford off to a fine second-half start.

38Mins

Cork 2-17 Wexford 0-11
Kevin Foley taps over another point for Wexford. Still 12 points between the sides though.

40Mins

Cork 2-18 Wexford 0-12
Horgan knocks over a free for Cork and Redmond counters with his third point from play for Wexford.

42Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-12
Two more points for Cork as they reassert their authority, Cooper and Pa Cronin on target.

47Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-15
Ian Byrne bags another free as Wexford slowly chip away at Cork’s advantage.

47Mins

Wexford bring in Rory Jacob for Liam Og McGovern.

52Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-16
Fine point by Ian Byrne after a neat pass from Rory Jacob. Cork bring on Stephen Moylan for Harnedy.

54Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-17
The gap goes down to nine now with Kehoe pointing for Wexford.

55Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-18
And now McDonald points for Wexford after Jacob placed him.

58Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-19
Ian Byrne points for Wexford now from a free and they’ve cut the gap to seven.

59Mins

Cork 2-20 Wexford 0-20
And Byrne points again for Wexford. Darren McCarthy on for Cork.

61Mins

Rob O’Shea is in for Cork for Patrick Cronin.

62Mins

Eight points in a row now for Wexford, eight minutes left.

63Mins

Cork 2-21 Wexford 0-20
First point in nearly 20 minutes for Cork, Lehane on target again. That’s a huge point.

64Mins

Patrick Horgan with a chance to kill off Wexford but his goal shot goes narrowly wide.

66Mins

Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20
Lehane again and Cork are now eight points clear.

Full-Time: Cork 2-22 Wexford 0-20

Game over for Wexford so in 2015 hurling as Cork move forward to Round 2 of the All-Ireland senior qualifiers.

Cork laid the foundations here in the first-half with goals from Conor Lehane, man-of-the-match, and Seamus Harnedy. Wexford mounted a fightback yet had too much ground to make up.

About the author:

Fintan O'Toole

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