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Battle royale on cards for Lilywhites

Updated: Friday, 27 Jun 2014 13:12 | Comments

Meath and Kildare have met 36 times in the championship. Kildare have the slight edge, 15-14, with seven draws
Meath and Kildare have met 36 times in the championship. Kildare have the slight edge, 15-14, with seven draws

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Both Meath and Kildare are hoping to build on convincing quarter-final wins when they meet in the Leinster SFC semi-final on Sunday.

The Lilywhites saw off Louth, winning by 15 points in Croke Park, while Meath visited Carlow and came away with a massive 7-13 to 0-06 victory.

The sides go head to head for the fourth time in seven years, with two wins apiece to their names, in HQ on Sunday, throw-in 2pm.

Kildare defender Mick Foley told RTÉ Sport: “The mood is very good at the moment. Obviously, when you win your first championship game it takes a bit of pressure off. You’re not quite sure how you’re going to react to the situation; it’s nice to get the first one out of the way.

“We’re really looking forward to the semi-final. It’s obviously going to be a massive test against Meath but everyone’s fit and we’re looking forward to the challenge ahead.”

The Royals are bidding to reach their third Leinster decider in a row, with Dublin or Wexford waiting in the final.

Meath’s Kevin Reilly said: “We’re coming in on the back of a great win against Carlow. We’re looking forward to the challenge on Sunday, we’re going to prepare the best we can and we hope that the squad will put in a big performance.

“If we get our own performance in order, if we take our chances, if we play really good football at a high intensity, we’ve every chance.”

Kildare will be without Peter Kelly, while Mickey Newman misses out for Meath. 

Watch live TV coverage Leinster SFC semi-finals Kildare v Meath, throw-in 2pm, and Dublin v Wexford, throw-in 4pm (Sunday 29 June, RTÉ 1 and RTE.ie, Ireland only, from 1.40pm).
Listen to live Radio coverage All-Ireland SFC qualifiers and Kilkenny v Galway in the Leinster SHC semi-final replay, throw-in 7pm (Saturday 28 June, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTE.ie from 2.45 pm).
Listen to live Radio coverage Leinster SFC semi-finals Kildare v Meath, throw-in 2pm, and Dublin v Wexford, throw-in 4pm (Sunday 29 June, RTÉ Radio 1 and RTE.ie from 2pm).

 

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