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Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland U21 ‘B’ Championship S-Final – Kerry v Kildare

Kerry defeated Kildare by 2-10 to 0-14 in the Bord Gáis Energy GAA Hurling All Ireland U21 ‘B’ Championship Semi Final on Saturday in Cloughjordan.

Hurling success for Kerry

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Kerry 2-10 Kildare 0-14

Former Wexford senior boss John Meyler was a happy man after Kerry qualified for the All-Ireland U-21 ‘B’ Hurling Championship final with victory against Kildare at Cloughjordan this afternoon. Despite Meyler admitting after the game that his side “hadn’t much preparation put in beforehand”, the Kingdom dug deep to qualify for another All-Ireland decider. Kerry led by 2-6 to 0-10 at the interval thanks to two goals from Dara O’Connell.

Very little could separate the sides for the majority of the opening half – they were locked level at 1-5 to 0-8 in the 22nd minute. Although Kildare broke two points clear thanks to the efforts of Paul Fitzgerald, Kerry finished strongly with O’Connell netting his second goal to open up a two-point interval. Kildare did well to battle back and take the lead on the restart, but Kerry showed the greater resilience as they held on to a two-point buffer at the death.