What was expected to be a close affair turned out to be a stroll in Bord na Mona O'Connor Park for Kildare this evening as they powered past Meath to reach their first Leinster SFC final in eight years.
There was plenty of praise for Cian O'Neill's men on Twitter, with some even suggesting they could dethrone Dublin - who face Westmeath in the second semi-final next Sunday - in this year's provincial decider. Needless to say, the same praise wasn't as forthcoming for a disappointing Meath outfit.
As a Kildare supporter I have to say I love Cian O'Neill, how his teams play; their attitude and athleticism + he picks all the Athy lads- Ger Gilroy (@gergilroy) June 17, 2017
Either Kildare or a serious outfit or Meath or Shite- Damian McCullough (@d_mc_cullough) June 17, 2017
A nine-point win for Kildare is their biggest ever over Meath in the championship. Previously had three eight-point victories. #GAA- Pat Nolan (@pat_nolan) June 17, 2017
FT: Kildare 2-16- Donnchadh Boyle (@depboyle) June 17, 2017
Kildare comfortable for almost the entire 70 minutes. They have a gem in Kevin Feely.@IndoSport
I said it when he was with Kerry and I will say it again now @KildareGAA Cian O'Neill is a top quality coach /manager- Oisin Langan (@oisinlangan) June 17, 2017
Green, yellow and five other shades. Many Meath folk who told me seniors will challenge Dublin, minors walk AI. Arrogance back, talent not.- Ewan MacKenna (@EwanMacKenna) June 17, 2017
Disappointing performance. On a side note, the level of personal abuse from some Meath "supporters" towards their own players is a disgrace.- David Sheehan (@DavidSSport) June 17, 2017
Structure and stability to Kildare now. Return of ex pros Dan Flynn, Kevin Feely and Paddy Brophy can really fire them over next few years.- Colm Keys (@KeysColm) June 17, 2017