WEXFORD’S HURLERS HIT four goals to get 2014 off to a winning start.
Liam Dunne’s side booked their place in the Walsh Cup semi-finals with a comfortable 4-21 to 0-8 win against NUIG in Gorey this afternoon.
But they won’t know their opponents until next week after this evening’s meeting of Dublin and UCD was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Kilkenny play DIT and Offaly take on Galway tomorrow in the other quarter-finals.
Making their first appearance of the new year, Wexford ensured safe passage with a 25-point win over the students.
A strong wind give them the advantage in the first half and they took their chances, leading 2-15 to 0-4 at half-time.
Although the scoring subsided after the break, two more goals killed off any faint hope of an upset.
Wexford (v NUIG): Mark Fanning (Glynn Barntown); Bobby Kenny (Buffers Alley), Keith Rossiter (Oulart-the-Ballagh), Ciaran Kenny (Buffers Alley); Richie Kehoe (Faythe Harriers), Lee Chin (Faythe Harriers), James Tonks (Ferns St Aidan’s); Conor Devitt (Kilanerin/Ballyfad), Diarmuid O’Keeffe (St Anne’s); Shane Tomkins (Askamore), Andrew Shore (Parnell’s Dublin), Ian Byrne (Ferns St Aidan’s); Paul Morris (Ferns St Aidan’s), Podge Doran (Oylegate/Glenbrien), Kevin Foley (Rapparees).
Substitutes: Eanna Martin (Sarsfields Cork),Eoin Conroy (Naomh Eanna), Gary Moore (Glynn Barntown), Jack O’Connor (St Martin’s), Liam Ryan (Rapparees), Benny Jordan (Ferns St Aidan’s), PJ Nolan (Askamore), Rory Jacob (Oulart-the-Ballagh), David Redmond (Oulart-the-Ballagh).