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Leinster SHC results

Wexford 0-21 Kilkenny 1-18

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24

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Evening all. It’s a pivotal stage in the hurling championship race, the last round of games in the Leinster series tonight and the corresponding last set of fixtures in Munster tomorrow afternoon.

Tonight the focus is firmly on Leinster. We’re tracking the action as Wexford are at home to Kilkenny and Dublin entertain Galway.

Throw-in is 7pm in both venues and by full-time we’ll know the identity of the Leinster finalists on 30 June, who will finish third to advance to the All-Ireland series and which team will reach the end of the road for 2019.

A massive amount at stake then tonight. Galway are currently top of the Leinster table on five points, ahead of Kilkenny and Wexford on four apiece, with Dublin just behind on three points.

You can find the permutations before tonight’s game from our piece published during the week.

A win or a draw puts Galway in the Leinster final while Dublin must win to save their season. A victory for either Wexford or Kilkenny will also put them in the provincial decider.

A big name back on the bench for Galway tonight. Will we see Joe Canning in action?

Joe Canning Galway hurling star Joe Canning. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

Let’s get to the team news then and we’ll keep you posted if there’s any late changes.

Kilkenny named last night with the big news revolving around the return of star goalkeeper Eoin Murphy instead of Darren Brennan.

Kilkenny

1. Eoin Murphy (Glenmore)

2. Paul Murphy (Danesfort)
3. Huw Lawlor (O’Loughlin Gaels)
4. Tommy Walsh (Tullaroan)

5. Conor Fogarty (Erin’s Own)
6. Pádraig Walsh (Tullaroan)
7. Paddy Deegan (O’Loughlin Gaels)

8. Alan Murphy (Glenmore)
9. Richie Leahy (River Inistioge)

10. Adrian Mullen (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
11. Billy Ryan (Graigue-Ballycallan)
12. TJ Reid (Ballyhale Shamrocks)

13. Bill Sheehan (Dicksboro)
14. Colin Fennelly (Ballyhale Shamrocks)
15. Ger Aylward (Glenmore)

Wexford

1. Mark Fanning (Glynn Barntown)

2. Damien Reck (Oylegate Glenbrien)
3. Liam Ryan (Rapparees)
4. Simon Donohoe (Shelmaliers) 

5. Paudie Foley (Crossabeg Ballymurn) 
6. Matthew O’Hanlon (St James’)
7. Shaun Murphy (Oulart The Ballagh)

8. Kevin Foley (Rapparees)
9. Diarmuid O’Keeffe (St Anne’s)

10. Rory O’Connor (St Martin’s)
11. Liam Óg McGovern (St Anne’s)
12. Paul Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s) 

13. Cathal Dunbar (Naomh Éanna)
14. Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers)
15. Conor McDonald (Naomh Éanna)

Four late changes to the Kilkenny team. Joey Holden, Enda Morrissey, Cillian Buckley and Walter Walsh in for Tommy Walsh, Alan Murphy, Bill Sheehan and Ger Aylward.

Here’s the Dublin side named to start in Parnell Park.

Dublin

1. Alan Nolan (St. Brigid’s)

2. Paddy Smyth (Clontarf)
3. Eoghan O’Donnell (Whitehall Colmcille)
4. Cian Hendricken (Naomh Mearnog)

5. Chris Crummey (Lucan Sarsfields)
6. Seán Moran (Cuala)
7. Darragh O’Connell (Cuala)

8. Seán Treacy (Cuala)
9. Tomás Connolly (St Vincent’s)

10. Conal Keaney (Ballyboden St. Enda’s)
11. Danny Sutcliffe (St. Jude’s)
12. Cian Boland (St Oliver Plunkett’s-Eoghan Rudh)

13. Fergal Whitely (Kilmacud Crokes)
14. Ronan Hayes (Kilmacud Crokes)
15. Eamonn Dillon (Naomh Fionnbarra)

And here’s how Galway are set to start. 2017 All-Ireland minor winning captain Darren Morrissey a notable inclusion at corner-back for the suspended John Hanbury.

Galway

1. Colm Callanan (Kinvara)

2. Darren Morrissey (Sarsfields)
3. Daithí Burke (Turloughmore)
4. Aidan Harte (Gort)

5. Padraic Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
6. Gearóid McInerney (Oranmore-Maree)
7. Joseph Cooney (Sarsfields)

8. Johnny Coen (Loughrea)
9. David Burke (St Thomas – captain)

10. Cathal Mannion (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)
11. Jonathan Glynn (Ardrahan)
12. Adrian Tuohy (Beagh)

13. Conor Whelan (Kinvara)
14. Jason Flynn (Tommy Larkins)
15. Brian Concannon (Killimordaly)

Tadhg Furlong Ireland rugby international Tadhg Furlong is present at Wexford Park. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

So we’re almost set for throw-in in Parnell Park and Wexford Park. Who do you expect to progress from the Leinster hurling round-robin series tonight?

Wexford 0-1 Kilkenny 0-0
Flying start from Wexford thanks to a point by Conor McDonald.

Dublin 0-1 Galway 0-0
Danny Sutcliffe gets Dublin up and running with a point.

Kilkenny 0-2 Wexford 0-1
TJ Reid from a free and Conor Fogarty from play push Kilkenny ahead.

Dublin 0-1 Galway 0-1
Cathal Mannion draws Galway level.

Wexford 0-2 Kilkenny 0-2 
A Lee Chin free draws Wexford level.

Dublin 0-1 Galway 0-2
Brian Concannon pushes Galway in front with a point.

About seven minutes gone in Parnell Park, that’s a minute ahead of the action in Wexford.

Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-2
Cian Boland on target for Dublin and we’re all square.

7Mins

Wexford 0-3 Kilkenny 0-2 
Kevin Foley with a lovely shot from midfield to edge Wexford ahead, TJ Reid off target at the other end for Kilkenny.

 

7Mins

Dublin 0-2 Galway 0-3
First score of the evening for Galway attacker Jason Flynn.

Tom Connolly and Johnny Coen Dublin's Tom Connolly and Johnny Coen of Galway.

Enda Morrissey and Rory O'Connor Kilkenny's Enda Morrissey and Rory O'Connor of Wexford Source: James Crombie/INPHO

10Mins

Wexford 0-4 Kilkenny 0-2
Paudie Foley smashes over a long-range free for the home side.

Dublin 0-3 Galway 0-3
Dublin pull Galway back with Boland pointing after Liam Rushe made the hard yards.

12Mins

Wexford 0-5 Kilkenny 0-3
Adrian Mullen flicks over a point but all the praise is due to his Ballyhale team-mate TJ Reid for a marvellous catch and offload. Wexford respond through Diarmuid O’Keeffe.

12Mins

Dublin 0-4 Galway 0-3
After filling the role of creator beforehand, now Liam Rushe gets in on the scoring act and Dublin hit the front.

13Mins

Wexford 0-5 Kilkenny 0-5
Can’t take your eye off this one. Rapid burst from Kilkenny yields scores from Paddy Deegan and Walter Walsh.

Dublin 0-5 Galway 0-3
Oisin O’Rorke pushes Dublin two clear.

13Mins

James Madden comes in for Dublin’s key defender.

13Mins

0-5 apiece in both games now, Galway having landed a brace to claw back the deficit in Parnell Park. Very finely poised.

16Mins

Wexford 0-6 Kilkenny 0-5
Diarmuid O’Keeffe clips over a point for Wexford.

Dublin 0-6 Galway 0-5
Oisin O’Rorke nails a free for Dublin.

16Mins

And now Kilkenny have lost a player through injury. Paddy Deegan goes off and that means Jason Cleere is introduced.

16Mins

Sean Moran and Adrian Tuohey Galway's Adrian Tuohey battling against Dublin's Sean Moran. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

19Mins

Wexford 0-6 Kilkenny 0-6
TJ is as accurate as usual for Kilkenny from placed balls.

Dublin 0-6 Galway 0-6
Cathal Mannion on free-taking duty for Galway tonight and he converts his effort.

20Mins

Wexford 0-7 Kilkenny 0-6
Another stunning effort from deep by Paudie Foley for Wexford.

 

21Mins

What an intervention by Padraig Walsh! Just as Conor McDonald was set to unleash a goalbound drive for Wexford, the Kilkenny man made a superb flick to relieve the danger.

21Mins

Wexford 0-8 Kilkenny 0-7
Colin Fennelly swings over a great score for Kilkenny, O’Keeffe replies for Wexford with his third.

Galway 0-7 Dublin 0-6
Cathal Mannion pops over a free for Galway.

21Mins

And now Huw Lawlor saves Kilkenny! Lightning move by Wexford, Rory O’Connor central to it and his shot goes past Eoin Murphy but Lawlor throws himself to flick the sliotar away.

23Mins

Wexford 0-9 Kilkenny 0-7
Lee Chin launches over the ’65 for Wexford.

Galway 0-7 Dublin 0-7
Oisin O’Rorke fires over the free for Dublin.

Goal for Dublin from Eamonn Dillon!

29Mins

Wexford 0-10 Kilkenny 0-8
A two-point advantage now for the home side.

Dublin 1-8 Galway 0-9
That could be a big moment for Dublin as Dillon rattles the net.

30Mins

Wexford 0-10 Kilkenny 0-9
Colin Fennelly is fouled by Liam Ryan and TJ Reid obliges from the resultant free. 

30Mins

Walter Walsh and TJ Reid with Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley Kilkenny's Walter Walsh and TJ Reid with Kevin Foley and Paudie Foley of Wexford. Source: James Crombie/INPHO

31Mins

Wexford 0-11 Kilkenny 0-9
Chin knocks over a score to push Wexford two clear.

Dublin 1-8 Galway 0-10
Cathal Mannion cuts the gap for Galway.

32Mins

Dublin 1-8 Galway 0-11
Colm Callanan sends over a free and Galway have recovered really well from the concession of that goal to Dublin.

34Mins

Wexford in the ascendancy at the break against Kilkenny, Conor McDonald firing over the last point of the half there.

34Mins

Galway have crept ahead in Parnell Park against Dublin despite conceding the only goal of the game.

35Mins

So as it stands:

  • Galway would face Wexford in the Leinster final
  • Kilkenny would finish in third and go into the All-Ireland preliminary series
  • Dublin would be knocked out of the 2019 championship

But there’s another half of hurling to be played and it’s very finely balanced in both games.

36Mins

Eamonn Dillon celebrates firing home the goal for Dublin.

Eamon Dillon celebrates scoring the first goal Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

45Mins

And the second-half action is under way. Who’s going to contest this year’s Leinster hurling final? We’ll know in 35 or so minutes.

Penalty for Dublin!

Goal for Dublin from Sean Moran!

35Mins

Dublin 2-8 Galway 0-12
Super start to the second half for Dublin! Chris Crummey is fouled and it’s Cuala man Sean Moran who steps up to raise the green flag.

35Mins

Cathal Dunbar off at half-time for Wexford with Jack O’Connor introduced.

36Mins

Dublin 2-8 Galway 0-13
Cathal Mannion cuts the gap for Galway.

41Mins

Wexford 0-13 Kilkenny 0-11
Walter Walsh is fouled for Kilkenny as he tries to make progress and Reid taps over free. 

41Mins

Dublin 2-8 Galway 0-14
Another good Galway response to that Dublin goal, Jason Flynn’s point brings them all square again.

42Mins

Couple of Wexford efforts drift wide, O’Keeffe and Foley off target.

Goal for Kilkenny from Adrian Mullen!

42Mins

Wexford 0-13 Kilkenny 1-11
Kilkenny pounce and make Wexford pay. It’s a Ballyhale effort, Colin Fennelly gathering the possession after Kevin Foley spilled a short puckout and he tapped it into Adrian Mullen. The youngster showed great composure to step inside and finish neatly to the net.

42Mins

Yellow card for Wexford’s Rory O’Connor.

42Mins

Dublin 2-8 Galway 0-15
What an instant impact by Canning as he notches a point.

48Mins

Wexford 0-14 Kilkenny 1-11
Rory O’Connor on target and that brings Wexford level on the scoreboard.

48Mins

We’re level now in both games, Oisin O’Rorke firing over for Dublin.

48Mins

Wexford 0-15 Kilkenny 1-11
But now Wexford hit the front as Paul Morris splits the posts. 

49Mins

Dublin 2-10 Galway 0-16
O’Rorke bangs over a point from a ’65 and Dublin are in front. It’s only a brief advantage though as Canning brings Galway level.

49Mins

Paul Murphy hits over a super score for Kilkenny and we’re level in both matches once more tonight.

49Mins

Conor McDonald and Paul Murphy Conor McDonald in action against Paul Murphy.

Joe Canning comes on as a sub Joe Canning enters the action for Galway. Source: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

49Mins

Dublin 2-11 Galway 0-16
Oisin O’Rorke chips in again for Dublin and they sneak in front by one.

53Mins

Wexford 0-15 Kilkenny 1-13
Marvellous leadership by Padraig Walsh when his team needed it, simply stunning point from the left wing.

54Mins

Wexford 0-16 Kilkenny 1-14
Morris on target for his second point of the day for Wexford but Mullen replies with an effort for Kilkenny.

54Mins

If Wexford and Kilkenny finish level, the score difference will favour Kilkenny as both sides will end up on five points.

54Mins

Dublin 2-11 Galway 0-18
Johnny Coen has pushed Galway in front.

55Mins

Wexford 0-17 Kilkenny 1-15
Chin bangs it over and Wexford regain parity. Then Joey Holden restores Kilkenny’s advantage.

Dublin 2-12 Galway 0-18
Eamonn Dillon with a neat score for Dublin.

55Mins

So tight and so tense in these clashes tonight. Gripping stuff.

56Mins

Dublin 2-12 Galway 0-19
Joseph Cooney pops up with the point that sends Galway in front.

57Mins

Dublin 2-13 Galway 0-20
Conal Keaney registers a point for Dublin, then Galway edge back in front.

61Mins

Wexford 0-17 Kilkenny 1-15
Ten to go and Kilkenny ahead by one  

Dublin 2-14 Galway 0-20
Keaney draws Dublin level once more.

61Mins

Dublin 2-14 Galway 0-21
Cathal Mannion delivers another free for Galway.

62Mins

Wexford 0-18 Kilkenny 1-15
Level again thanks to a neat strike by Rory O’Connor for Wexford.

62Mins

Wexford 0-18 Kilkenny 1-16
Mullen supplies another big point for Kilkenny.

62Mins

Dublin 2-15 Galway 0-21
Goalkeeper Alan Nolan points from play! What a time to contribute for Dublin.

65Mins

Wexford 0-20 Kilkenny 1-17
Super contest this, Jack O’Connor notches for Wexford and then Colin Fennelly smashes one over for Kilkenny before another O’Connor score leaves it level.

Dublin 2-16 Galway 0-22
Conal Keaney pops up for Dublin! 

65Mins

Dublin 2-17 Galway 0-22
Oisin O’Rorke on target for Dublin as they go in front!

65Mins

Dublin 2-17 Galway 0-23
It’s relentless stuff as Galway draw level.

Goal for Dublin by Chris Crummey!

65Mins

Dublin 3-17 Galway 0-23
Massive moment for Dublin as the Lucan Sarsfields man hits their third goal.

65Mins

Dublin 3-18 Galway 0-23
Fergal Whitely points for Dublin!

65Mins

Dublin 3-18 Galway 0-24
Galway pull a point back, three minutes of injury time to be played.

Wexford down to 14 men, Matthew O’Hanlon sent-off.

70Mins

Wexford 0-20 Kilkenny 1-18
TJ Reid points a free for Kilkenny to put them ahead!

70Mins

Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24
Oisin O’Rorke lashes over a free for Dublin.

70Mins

One minute left in Parnell Park. Dublin up by four.

70Mins

Free for Wexford in injury time. Lee Chin to take it.

70Mins

Chin scores  it!

Full-Time: Dublin 3-19 Galway 0-24

70Mins

As it stands Galway are out unless there’s a winner in Wexford.

Result: Kilkenny 1-18 Wexford 0-21

We have a Leinster hurling final of Kilkenny v Wexford with Dublin in third place and Galway out of the 2019 championship!

A remarkable evening of hurling, Kilkenny or Wexford will be the 2019 Leinster champions with Dublin into the All-Ireland series and Galway knocked out.

Kilkenny will take on Wexford in the Leinster senior hurling decider now on 30 June with Dublin next out in action on the weekend of 6-7 July.

For Galway such a disappointing end to their season.

A dramatic night of hurling, thanks for joining in for our coverage.

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Fintan O'Toole

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