Leinster Minor Football Semi Final Highlights
Dublin 6-15 Offaly 1-8. Dominion of Dublin
Dublin showed their attacking prowess in a dominant performance against Offaly. The game started strongly for Dublin with Paddy Curry and Harry Curley scoring impressive goals. But Offaly were able to respond with a goal from Cian Bracken to keep them in the match. Despite possession, Offaly struggled to convert their chances while Dublin continued to create high quality chances. Lenny Cahill’s exceptional scoring ability was a standout feature of the Dublin game. With contributions from the likes of Cillian Burke, Cameron Egan and Robert Carney, Dublin extended their lead by half-time.
A missed penalty by Offaly further dented their hopes of a comeback and Dublin continued to score more goals through Curley and Luke O’Boyle. Noah Byrne is back on the scoresheet and looking like a real star of the league for Dublin.
Another goal from Noah Byrne helps Dublin into the Leinster final against Kildare. We review both semi-finals https://t.co/xmgUK2glVP pic.twitter.com/BOumzPXKbr
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An impressive performance from the bench by Shane Malarkey added to Dublin’s strength. The final score of 6-15 to 1-8 reflected a comprehensive Dublin victory.
“It’s great to get a result here in Tullamore. We still have a lot to work on for next week… looking forward to it.”
Dublin Minor Football manager Damien Fennelly spoke to DubsTV immediately after the Leinster semi-final win over Offaly in Tullamore. #UpTheDubs pic.twitter.com/ToaGkiYHQ6
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) May 24, 2023
Kildare 0-13 Met 0-12. Close combat
The clash between Kildare and Meath at Hawkfield was a closely contested affair. Meath’s Cian Commons and Kildare’s Joey Cunningham emerged as the standout performers, scoring 0-5 and 0-4 respectively. Commons played a crucial role in giving Meath an early three-point lead.
However, Kildare mounted a strong comeback in the second and third quarters, relying on their defensive resilience and goalkeeper Cathal Moore’s accurate long-range strike. Points from Cunningham, Donnchad Kinch and Evan Donnelly helped Kildare establish a narrow lead.
Matt made a late surge to reduce the deficit to just one point twice, but Kildare held on until the final whistle to secure a hard-fought 0-13 to 0-12 victory.
Dublin vs. Kildare final. A repeat of last year’s showdown
An exciting rematch is set for the Electric Ireland Leinster minor football final. Dublin and Kildare, the only unbeaten teams in the competition, emerged as finalists in contrasting styles.
Dublin’s attacking prowess and ability to capitalize on mistakes was on full display in their comprehensive win over Offaly.
Kildare, on the other hand, showed their resilience and determination to secure a narrow win against Matt. With both teams fighting for the Leinster title again, the final promises to be an exciting encounter.
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