Kerry romp home in second half demolition of Meath

KERRY 4 – 23 MEATH 0 – 10
At Toomevera, Co Tipperary on Saturday last the Kerry Minor hurlers swept aside the weak challenge of a poor Meath side to easily qualify for the final of the All-Ireland “B” Hurling Championship. Meath had the advantage of the stiff breeze in the first half and led 0–04 to 0–03 at the end of the first quarter. Kerry then took a stranglehold on matters and two Pádraig Boyle goals helped Kerry into a 2–06 to 0–07 interval lead. Meath struck for the first score of the second half but any hopes of a “Royal” comeback was dashed as Kerry fired 1–12 without reply in 20 minutes. Meath were reduced to thirteen players when centre-forward Mark O’Sullivan received a second yellow card three minutes into the half but such was Kerry’s dominance the numerical difference was of little importance. Padraig Boyle 3–06, Shane Nolan 1–06 and Brian Leen 0–03 were the leading Kerry scorers while Keith Keoghan 0–05 all from placed balls was the Meath men’s top scorer.