Meath prove too strong for Dublin in Navan
Kildare and Laois also advance in Leinster minor football championsip
Meath dominated from start to finish when comfortably accounting for a disappointing Dublin by 1-18 to 2-5 in their one-sided Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football Championship quarter-final at Pairc Tailteann this afternoon.
Despite the concession of an early goal to Kevin Callaghan, the hosts assumed control from the outset as they enjoyed a 0-12 to 1-2 interval lead.
A Jason Scully goal in the 54th minute all but confirmed Meath’s progress with Callaghan adding a consolation goal late on for Dublin.
It proved similarly straightforward in Newbridge as Kildare overcame Westmeath by 1-16 to 0-8.
Ciaran Kelly’s early penalty helped The Lilies to a 1-7 to 0-2 interval lead and a Luke Mullins save from Tom Molloy’s penalty after the break stalled any thoughts of a Westmeath comeback.
The remaining tie of the day saw Laois narrowly defeat Louth by 2-10 to 1-12 in Drogheda with Ciaran Comerford scoring the pivotal goal of the game.