Kildare are through to their first Leinster junior football championship final in five years after thumping Louth this evening in Drogheda.
The Lilywhites were comfortable from start this finish in this one as Barry Noone's early goal helped them pave the path towards a commanding 1-11 to 0-4 half-time lead which, in the end, would prove unassailable for the visitors.
Frees from Robbie Quigley and Robbie Curran helped to take a bit of tarnish off the scoreboard early in the second-half for Louth, but their campaign was over once a pair of frees from Noone were backed up by a well-taken Mark Colan goal which made it 2-14 to 0-6.
From there, Brian Travers, Eoghan Lawless (2), Declan Campbell and John Jennings rounded off the scoring for the winners as they moved towards a provincial decider date with holders Meath on June 24th.
Kildare - D Campbell (0-1); K Corrigan, T Barron, C Sharkey, G Waters, E McMonagle, N Sherry, L Power, B Travers (0-3), D Malone (0-1), M Nolan (1-2), K Foley, C Murray (0-1), S Hannafin, B Noone (1-8). Subs: O Bergin for Murray, E Lawless (0-2) for Foley, S Maughan for Hannafin, J Jennings (0-1) for Noone, T Dore for Travers, S O'Leary for Nolan.
Louth - N Carrie; B Reynolds, H McGrane, T Donegan, R Curran (0-2), C Carthy, C Leneghan, S Crosbie, S Cairns, R Leneghan, C McGill, C Matthews, E Osbourne (0-1), N Sharkey, R Quigley (0-4). Subs: S Rifaie (0-1) for Matthews, B Sharkey for McGrane, P Duff for Carthy, D Carolan for Donegan, A Molloy for Carrie, J Byrne for Reynolds.
Ref - A Coyne (Westmeath)
Leinster JFC Semi-Final- Kildare GAA (@KildareGAA) June 12, 2018
Kildare are through to the Leinster Final on Sunday 24th June.
Congratulations to the team & management #KildareGAA