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Kilkenny hold off Wexford to celebrate Leinster final victory while Ulster reach last four stage

Galway now await in the All-Ireland semi-final.

KILKENNY CELEBRATE ANOTHER Leinster minor hurling crown tonight as they ran out 1-15 to 2-10 victors over Wexford at Netwatch Cullen Park.

kilkenny-celebrate-with-the-trophy Kilkenny players celebrate tonight's win over Wexford. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

Kilkenny’s reward for winning the Leinster final is an All-Ireland semi-final date against Galway. The victors there will play the Munster champions, Cork or Waterford who face off on 9 August, in the All-Ireland final on the weekend of 21-22 August.

The game was finely balanced at the break, the teams level at 1-5 apiece. Ted Dunne netted for Kilkenny while Adam O’Grady scored Wexford’s goal. Another green flag arrived for Wexford in the second half courtesy of Simon Roche.

But Kilkenny finished stronger with Gearóid Dunne displaying the form that saw him land the man-of-the-match award while Harry Shine (0-6) and Danny Glennon (0-3) picked off their points.

harry-shine-celebrates-at-the-final-whistle Harry Shine celebrates after Kilkenny's success. Source: Laszlo Geczo/INPHO

In Ulster tonight there were successes for Donegal, Fermanagh, Armagh and Tyrone in the minor football championship.

The semi-finals will now see Fermanagh face Tyrone while Armagh take on Donegal.

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Results

Leinster MHC final

  • Kilkenny 1-15 Wexford 2-10

Ulster MFC quarter-finals

  • Monaghan 0-10 Donegal 1-9
  • Cavan 1-11 Fermanagh 1-12
  • Derry 0-11 Armagh 0-12
  • Tyrone 3-16 Down 0-9

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