GALLERY: Kildare surge past Meath to book place in Leinster final

It will be a first Leinster final appearance for Kildare since 2009

GALLERY: Kildare surge past Meath to book place in Leinster final

©INPHO/James Crombie

Kildare 2-16 0-13 Meath

Kildare scored an emphatic victory over Meath on Saturday evening, to progress to their first Leinster final since 2009.

Goals from Cathal McNally and Daniel Flynn powered Cian O'Neill's side to victory and despite a brief rally from the Royals after half-time, Kildare had plenty in reserve to steer them to safety.

Kevin Feely's frees kept some distance between the sides, and he finished with a personal tally of five points, including four frees.

Meath's Donal Lenihen top-scored for his side with five points, two of which were frees.

 

Image: Kildare's Paddy Brophy gets on the ball. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Meath's Conor McGill tackles Daniel Flynn of Kildare. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Paddy O'Rourke celebrates his goal. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Paddy Brophy tries to power through as Meath's Pauric Harnan and Graham Reilly try to tackle him. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Meath's Conor McGill contains Cathal McNally of Kildare. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.