Antrim stun Wexford to reach U21 final
Wexford 1-16 Antrim 2-15
Published Saturday, 24 August 2013
Antrim under-21 hurlers are through to their first ever All-Ireland final after a two point win over Wexford in a thrilling game at Semple Stadium in Thurles.
Antrim's Tiernan Coyle and Shane Dooey celebrate at the final whistle (© Presseye)
The Leinster side were odds-on favourites to brush Antrim aside but the Saffron youngsters exploded out of the blocks against their illustrious counterparts, with early goals from Stephen McAfee and Ciaran Clarke giving them a lead they never relinquished.
Kevin Ryan's side suffered a scare late on when Conor McDonald grabbed a goal for Wexford in the closing stages, and the Model county could have snatched a draw right at the death but Jack Guiney's close-range free was deflected over the bar.
Antrim though were deserved winners, and become the first Ulster county to reach the final of the competition.
The Saffrons will now face either Galway or Clare in the final at Thurles on 14 September.
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