Dublin stroll into Leinster semi-finals

Apr 14, 2024 19:11 By Dave Hooper
Dublin stroll into Leinster semi-finals
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Dublin to meet Offaly. Louth face Kildare

Dublin continued their run in the Leinster football championship as they powered into a semi-final meeting with Offaly.

The Dubs powered past Meath 3-19 to 12 points in Croke Park. Longford's conquers Meath put it up to the All-Ireland champions in the first-half. The Dubs led 1-8 to six points at half-time.

Seán Bugler burying the ball to the Meath top corner on 20 minutes. The Dubs eased into an eight points lead by 59 minutes.


Paul Mannion showed his soccer skills to slot home Dublin’s second goal on the hour mark. Con O’Callaghan wrapped up the 16 point victory with the Dubs third goal three minutes into injury time.

Dublin will face Offaly in the Leinster semi-final on Sunday April 28th.


Kildare creep past Wicklow

Elsewhere, a last gasp point saw Kildare creep past Wicklow and setup a semi-final meeting with Louth.


Jack Sargent fisted over a 75th-minute winning point in a dramatic final few moments in Portlaoise as Kildare edged past Wicklow.

The lillywhites led nine points to seven at half-time even allowing for Kevin Flynn to see the line on the half-hour. Kildare led 15 points to 12 with five minutes remaining.

Oisin McGraynor converted a late penalty to level the game after Eoin Doyle fouled Kevin Quinn. Doyle receiving a black card.


Wicklow blew a chance of taking the lead only for Sargent to grab victory five minutes into injury time.


Louth turn on the burners to end Wexford hopes

Louth surged to a seven point victory over Wexford as they aim to make it back-to-back Leinster final appearances.

The wee county led 1-6 to eight points at half-time. Wexford caught out by a Ciaran Downey goal a minute before the break. However, Wexford edged a point clear after the restart.

Downey smashed his second goal on 52 minutes. Sam Mulroy buried a penalty seven minutes later and converted a second penalty three minutes from time.

Louth won out 4-10 to 15 points to setup a semi-final meeting with Kildare.

Offaly end Laois hopes

Offaly became the first team in the Leinster semi-finals when they saw off Laois 2-13 to 1-8 on Saturday evening.

The faithful side scored their first championship win over Laois since 2002. Keith O’Neill scoring 1-3 and Dylan Hyland five points (four frees). Jordan Hayes getting Offaly’s other goal.

Whereas, Shaun Fitzpatrick registered Laois goal. Offaly will meet Dublin in the semi-final.

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