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Galway 2-10 Kildare 2-05, Cork 0-15 Cavan 1-11

Updated: Sunday, 21 Apr 2013 11:31 | Comments

Cork edged out Cavan by a point in Tullamore Galway's Sean Moran and Fergal Conway of Kildare Kildare's David Hyland and Fergal Conway with Adrian Varley of Galway
Cork edged out Cavan by a point in Tullamore Galway's Sean Moran and Fergal Conway of Kildare Kildare's David Hyland and Fergal Conway with Adrian Varley of Galway

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Galway are into the Cadburys All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship final after beating Kildare 2-10 to 2-05 in O’Connor Park.

The Leinster side dominated the first half but kicked 10 wides against a strong breeze and trailed 1-06 to 1-03 at the break, with Daniel Flynn for Kildare and Thomas Flynn for Galway finding the back of the net.

Séan Moran’s tap-in put Galway six points up midway through the second half but Séan Hurley cancelled out the strike with a fisted goal moments later.

However, Kieran McGeeney’s side were left to rue their first-period profligacy as Galway ran out five-point winners.

Alan Flynn’s side will now face Cork in the final on 4 May after the Rebels beat Cavan by the narrowest of margins, 0-15 to 1-1, in O’Connor Park.

The Munster men took a 0-07 to 0-05 lead at the break helped by points from Luke Connolly and Damien Cahalane.

Further scores from Mark Sugrue and Brian O’Driscoll helped build up a gap but Chris Conroy’s late goal ensured a tense finale.

Indeed, the Ulster champions drew level in injury time through Conor Moyna but Dan MacEoin’s free gave Cork the lead once again. 

Cavan had a chance to level it up with the last kick of the game but Enda Reilly missed a free of his own.

Meanwhile, in round two of Leinster Minor Football Championship, Offaly staged a stirring second-half comeback to record a 6-10 to 3-08 win over Meath in Navan.

In Munster, Waterford edged out Limerick by a point, 3-10 to 3-09, in Dungarvan and Tipperary beat Clare 1-10 to 0-08 in Ennis. 

In the Leinster Minor Hurling Championship, Kilkenny beat Laois (3-20 to 1-09) and Kildare beat Wicklow (8-10 to 1-11), while Offaly saw off Carlow (5-23 to 2-10). 

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