Dublin manager Pat Gilroy was far from pleased by the way his side finished their Leinster final victory over Meath at Croke Park.

The Dubs held on for a 2-13 to 1-13 victory, despite holding a 10-point advantage earlier in the second half.

A late Jamie Queeney goal for the Royals raised hopes of a grandstand finish, but it was not to be. Seamus McEnaney's side, now face Laois in the qualifiers next weekend, while Dublin have an All-Ireland quarter-final date on the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport after the game, Gilroy said: "We finished the last 15 minutes poorly. We had been going reasonably well up to that point, but then we started making silly mistakes and just got lazy.

"It was a very hot day and we had to make changes, and the fellas we brought on perhaps didn’t get to the pitch of the game.

"The opening period of the match was very positive for us. We had a bit of a lull in the middle of the first half before finishing strongly with the two goals. Our start to the second period was also good, but we failed to keep that dominance for the rest of the game.

"You have to give credit to Meath, however. They never gave up and their intensity was huge right through the game."

When asked whether Dublin need to be more ruthless going forward, Gilroy added: "The time to be ruthless is later on in the year. We did create a lot of chances today that weren't converted, but it’s good to be creating. We have much to work on for the next day."