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Kerry Win Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Semi-Final After Thrilling Finish

Kerry Win Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Semi-Final After Thrilling Finish

Despite Kerry leading by nine points early in the second half of the Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor football semi-final against Monaghan at Croke Park, the game still ended with a thrilling finish.

The Kerry lead was cut to six - still a substantial one - with 13 minutes remaining.

In the space of a little over three minutes, the Kerry lead was wiped out.

First came a goal from Jason Irwin in the 54th minute.

In the 57th minute, Mark Mooney sent the considerable Monaghan crowd at Croke Park into raptures when he fired a low shot past Marc Kelliher in the Kerry goal.

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Shortly after, Monaghan took the lead through a point from Donnacha Swinburn.

It would not endure though. Two frees from Paul Walsh and one Jack Kennelly won the game for Kerry. The score line: 1-16 to 2-11.

The Kingdom will play Galway in the final, aiming to win five consecutive All-Irelands at this level.

See Also: Jim McGuinness Perfectly Sums Up Where Galway Went Wrong Against Dublin

PJ Browne
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