Kerry have qualified for this year’s All-Ireland U20HC B final courtesy of a five-point success over Meath at Semple Stadium today.
The Munster side overturned a six-point half-time deficit en route to recording a 2-21 to 1-19 victory with substitute Barry O'Mahony firing over ten second half points.
The Kingdom now await the winners of the second semi-final involving Ulster rivals Derry and Down which is due to played at Owenbeg this evening (5pm).
Kerry - A O'Sullivan; E Shanahan, T Brick, B McAuliffe; S Sheehan, E Murphy, C O'Keeffe (0-1); D Hunt, D Goggin; M Lenihan (0-2), G Dooley, G Fennessy; M Slattery (1-5, 0-4f), S McElligott (0-1), D O'Donoghue (1-0). Subs: B O'Mahony (0-10, 4f, 1'65) for S McElligott, D O'Sullivan (0-2) for M Slattery, S O'Halloran for D Hunt, L Twomey for E Sheehan, J McKenna for G Dooley.
Meath - E Griffin; S Ennis, C Butler, S Coffey; B Kelly, C Quigley, E Fitzgerald; J Ryan, C O'Sullivan (0-2); B Dowling (1-3), N Potterton (0-1), V Ward (0-1); S Martin, I Bermingham, M Mullen (0-11, 8f, 1sl). Subs: D McGowan (0-1) for C O'Sullivan, D Gilmartin for E Fitzgerald, P Coyne for S Martin, J Bannon for V Ward.
Referee - M Murtagh.