Dublin 1-22 Wexford 1-12

Paul Ryan led the scoring with 10 points as Dublin cruised to an impressive seventh Bord na Mona Walsh Cup senior hurling title.

But the hosts were perhaps equally concerned with laying down a significant Championship marker ahead of the sides' return to Croke Park on 29 May.

They will contest a Leinster quarter-final tie on that occasion and Dublin would love to repeat this commanding performance and 10-point win.

They lived a little dangerously at times in the first half when their defence was opened up too easily but overall bossed the Slaneysiders who were seeking a first win in the competition since 2002.

Aside form Ryan, Dubs goalkeeper Conor Dooley impressed along with David Treacy while Eamonn Dillon scored a fine goal to cap a great month for the attacker ahead of their Allianz league opener with Tipperary on 13 February.

Ger Cunningham made a string of changes to his Dublin line up before throw in. Fionn O Riain Broin came in at wing-back while the Treacy brothers, Daire Plunkett and David O'Callaghan all started up front.

Captain Liam Rushe, normally a centre-back, was a surprise starter at full-back and had an exciting tussle with Wexford full-forward Liam Og McGovern.

O'Callaghan got Dublin off the mark with a second minute point and they were three clear by the sixth minute, 0-03 to 0-00.

Wexford battled back to within a point at the quarter-hour mark but wasted two decent goal opportunities.

McGovern escaped Rushe twice for goal chances but was denied each time by Dublin 'keeper Dooley, resulting in 65s that Harry Kehoe blazed wide.

Dooley also saved from David Dunne while wing-back Diarmuid O'Keeffe had a goal attempt cleared off the line by Rushe.

They were costly misses for Wexford who managed just a single point from play in the entire first-half, from Shane Tomkins, and trailed 0-11 to 0-04 at half-time.

The lead flattered Dublin though they did have lively forwards in O'Callaghan, Paul Ryan and the Treacys who wasted little of the chances that came their way.

Ryan and John McCaffrey fired points after the restart to stretch Dublin's lead but, in truth, it was a poor spectacle overall.

David Treacy lifted the quality momentarily with a brilliant Dubs point from way out on the right wing. Johnny McCaffrey nailed a long range beauty too and Dublin led 0-14 to 0-06 with 20 minutes to go.

McGovern pulled a 54th minute goal back from Wexford after a great catch but Eamonn Dillon responded immediately a with a Dublin goal to cancel it out.

Dublin: C Dooley; J Boland, L Rushe, O Gough; F O Riain Broin (0-01), C Crummey, J McCaffrey (0-01); R McBride, N McMorrow (0-01); D Plunkett (0-01), P Ryan (0-10, 0-08f, 0-01 65), D Treacy (0-03); S Treacy (0-01), D O'Callaghan (0-03), E Dillon (1-01).

Substitutes: R Hardy for Boland, M Schutte for Hardy, S Reilly for Ryan.

Wexford: M Fanning; J Breen, M O'Hanlon, A Kenny; A Shore (0-01), L Ryan, D O'Keeffe; L Chin (0-01), H Kehoe (0-06, 0-06f); A Nolan, S Tomkins (0-01), P Morris; C Dunbar (0-02, 0-01 s/l), L Og McGovern (1-00), D Dunne (0-01).

Substitutes: J O'Connor for Morris, A Maddock for Nolan, B Carton for Dunne.

Referee: J Keenan (Wicklow).