GALLERY: Dublin and Kildare book safe passage through to the next round of their respective Championships

Wexford provided the opposition in both the football and hurling at Croke Park

GALLERY: Dublin and Kildare book safe passage through to the next round of their respective Championships

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Dublin hurlers secured safe passage through to the next round of the Leinster Championship after a comprehensive 2-19 to 0-12 defeat of Wexford in Croke Park.

The Sky Blues took a 2-10 to 0-08 lead in at the break with goals from Darragh O'Connell and Eamon Dillion putting them in control of the game.

David Treacy (0-08) and Niall McMorrow (0-04) kept the scoreboard ticking over as they ran out comfortable winners in the end. 

Kildare booked a place in the Leinster Football Championship semi-final as they overcame Wexford in a dogfight in the day's earlier game at Croker, winning on a scoreline of 0-09 to 0-08. 

It was a largely forgettable game as the Yellowbellies failed to take their chance to cause an early Championship surprise, with Cian O'Neill and the Lilywhites now preparing for a last four clash with either Westmeath or Offaly. 

Here are some of the best pictures. 

Dublin's Chris Crummey and Eoin Conroy of Wexford
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Dublin's Liam Rushe and Liam Og McGovern of Wexford
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Wexford's Dara O'Connell and Conor McDonald of Kildare
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Dublin's Dara O'Connell scores a goal
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Kildare v Wexford

Wexford's Joey Wadding and Alan Smith of Kildare
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Wexford's Brian Malone and Eoin Doyle of Kildare
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Wexford's Kevin O'Grady and Ollie Lyons of Kildare
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Wexford's Kevin O'Grady dejected after the game
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