Lilies coast into U21 decider

Paddy Brophy of Kildare against Laois in the Leinster under 21 football semi final at Parnell Park. Photo: Adrian Melia
KILDARE U21s set up a Leinster final meeting with Longford, following their impressive win over Laois in Parnell Park, on Wednesday night (20 March) on a score line of 3-22 to 0-7, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

KILDARE U21s set up a Leinster final meeting with Longford, following their impressive win over Laois in Parnell Park, on Wednesday night (20 March) on a score line of 3-22 to 0-7, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

Kieran McGeeney’s boys took control of midfield from the throw in, Tommy Moolick and the impressive Sean Hurley dominating and led 0-11 to 0-5 at the break.

On the resumption they steam rolled their opponents who had little to offer as Kildare added an impressive 3-11 in the second half.

The final, against Longford who defeated Wexford in their semi final by 2-11 to 1-13, is scheduled for Wednesday week (April 3) in Portlaoise.

Full report in next week’s Leinster Leader.

Scorers:

Kildare, Paul Cribbin 0-4, Hugh Mahon 1-1, Fionn Dowling 0-3 (1 frees), Paddy Brophy 0-3 Seán Hurley 0-3 (1 free), Daniel Flynn 1-0, Fergal Conway 1-0, Padraig Fogarty 0-2, Liam McGovern 0-2 (2 frees), Tommy Moolick 0-2, Niall Kelly 0-1, Danial Greham 0-1.

Laois, Evan Costello 0-5 (4 frees), Adam Ryan 0-1, Damian O’Connor 0-1.

KILDARE: Mark Donnellan (Maynooth); Michael Konstantin (Celbridge), David Hyland (Athy), Seán Higgins (Maynooth; Paul Cribbin (Johnstownbridge), Fergal Conway (Celbridge), Jonathan Byrne (Allenwood); Thomas Moolick cpt. (Leixlip), Seán Hurley (Johnstownbridge); Liam McGovern (Athy), Niall Kelly (Athy), Daniel Flynn (Johnstownbridge); Paddy Brophy (Celbridge), Fionn Dowling (Suncroft), Pádraig Fogarty (St. Laurence’s). Subs: Hugh Mahon (Athy) for Fionn Dowling (30 minute); Barry Egan (Clane) for David Hyland (42 minute); Tony Gibbons (Athy) for Daniel Flynn 0-1 (44 minute); Conor Murphy (Clane) for Niall Kelly (47 minute); Danial Grehan (Clogherinkoe) for Paddy Brophy (49 minute)

LAOIS: Graham Brody; Adam Campion, Mark O’Halloran, Stephen Attride; Willie Young, Padraig McEvoy, Dan Dunne; Adam Ryan, Mattie Campion; Adam Ryan, Mattie Campion; Kevin McGrath, Liam McGovern, Damien O’Connor; Evan Carroll, Evan Costello, Paul Kingston. Subs: Jamie Farrell for Evan Carroll (13 minute); Shane Murphy for Willie Young (half time); Jason Campion for Mattie Campion (48 minute).