Dublin are through to the Leinster senior football final after an impressive 2-11 to 0-10 victory over Meath at Croke Park today. Dublin started the game with real intent and were quick to open up a gap with some good scores from Alan Brogan and Colm Moran. Dublin's hunger was clear to see and that hunger was rewarded after 10 minutes with a Ray Cosgrove goal. They continued to take the game to Meath and further points from Moran and Brogan ensured they had a healthy 1-07 to 0-05 half-time lead despite a brace from Meath's Evan Kelly.
Dublin started the second half as the first with early scores but Graham Geraghty and second half substitute, Ollie Murphy, led a Meath fightback, which coincided with a dip in Dublin's play. Their defence never faltered however with Paddy Christie particularly impressive in the backline. Meath continued to persevere though and looked to be turning the game when Dublin went 20 minutes with no score and they closed the gap to three points with ten minutes remaining.
That was when Cosgrave stepped up for his second goal of the game, he followed a high dropping ball into the square and out-jumped Cormac Sullivan in the Meath goal to deflect the ball over the line. That settled Dublin's young nerves and the result was never in doubt from then on. A deserved victory in the end and they now go on to play Kildare in the Leinster final on the 14th July.
Filed by Johnny Proby