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Watch: Superb Solo Run Helps Kildare To Convincing Win Over Dublin In Leinster Final

Watch: Superb Solo Run Helps Kildare To Convincing Win Over Dublin In Leinster Final
By Maurice Brosnan Updated

Kildare are the EirGrid Leinster U-20 championship champions after a convincing 1-15 to 0-9 victory over Dublin at O’Connor Park, Tullamore.

Dublin had won the last four titles in its previous under 21 format and had started brightly, running up a 0-5 to 0-3 lead with St. Oliver Plunkett's club man Sean Bugler landing two great scores.

However, Kildare roared back into the game and scored the next seven scores to lead 0-10 to 0-5 at the break. Davy Burke's side were clinical with possession and the ever-showing full-forward Brian McLoughlin ensured they had a constant target in the inside line.

They continued strongly after the break as they relentlessly ran at the Dublin defence.

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Jimmy Hyland, who was the star performer three years ago when Kildare won the minor Leinster championship, was once again to the fore and hit 0-9 which included an exhibition from the placed ball.

In the end, it never looked in doubt and Tony Archbold scored a late penalty to secure a deserved win.

For Dublin, their championship is now over and centre-forward James Madden can now turn attention towards his future amidst reports that he received several offers from AFL clubs to play in Australia.

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SEE ALSO: Dublin Knocked Out Of Championship But Joy For Wicklow After Superb Victory


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