Minor’s begin Leinster campaign with Wexford win

by on the 15th of July 2015

Kilkenny 2-10    Wexford 0-12   

The Kilkenny minor teams unbeaten run continued when they made the trip to Kenny Park in New Ross on Wednesday to play Wexford and recorded an impressive 2-10 to 0-12 point victory.

Kilkenny started the game well and got in for a goal in the second minute when Edel Coonan gained possession and coolly dispatched the sioltar to the back of the Wexford net. Wexford responded with two Chloe Fox frees in the third and seventh minutes to cut the deficit to a point 1-00 to 0-02.  Kilkenny responded with 1-05 on the trot. Jenny Clifford started the run with a point in the twelfth minute. Chloe Blackmore then tapped over a free in the sixteenth minute before Sarah Kent pointed in the twenty first minute. Kilkenny put a distance between the sides when they goaled  in the twenty second minute to put them 2-3 to 0-02 ahead. Jenny O’Neill then tapped over a point in the twenty third minute before Chloe Blackmore tapped over a free.  Wexford responded with two points on the trot. Chloe Fox started the run with a free in the twenty sixth minute before Una Sinnott tapped over a point from play a minute later. Kilkenny closed out the half with points from Jenny Clifford in the twenty eight minute before Chloe Blackmore pointed in injury time to see Kilkenny lead 2-07 to 0-04 at the break.

The Slaneysiders began the second half well and opening the scoring in the first minute from a Chloe Fox free. Sarah Kent responded for Kilkenny with a free  in the thirty fifth minute. Chloe Fox then tapped over three frees for Wexford in the thirty ninth minute, Forty first and Forty second minute from the half way line to make it 2-08 to 0-08. Noeleen Shanahan then tapped over a point from play in the forty eight minute before Chloe Fox tapped over a further free a minute later. Sarah Kent responded with a free for Kilkenny in the fifty third minute.  A further Kilkenny point in the fifty sixth minute pushed Kilkenny six points clear and Wexford had a mountain to climb going into the final moments of the game.  Chloe Fox responded with two points for Wexford to cut the deficit to four going into added time but time was against the Slaneysiders.  Kilkenny held out to record an impressive victory on a 2-10 to 0-12 point score line and their Leinster journey continues.

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