Kerry Minors Into All-Ireland Final

The Kerry Minor Footballers have beaten Monaghan in a pulsating Electric Ireland All-Ireland Semi-Final at Croke Park.

Kerry raced into a lead of 08 to 0-2 during the first half, as Monaghan struggled to get into the game.

An early second-half goal from David Mangan helped Kerry into a 1-12 to 0-6 lead and the game looked to be heading towards a comfortable win for Peter Keane’s side.

However, a second yellow for Kerry’s Conor Flannery and a run of successive points by Seamus McEnaney’s men drew Kerry back in, before Monaghan grabbed 2 goals in 5 minutes to level the game.

The teams exchanged points as the game looked to be headed towards extra-time.

A number of injuries and stoppages led to 8 minutes of added time at the end of the 60, during which time a Paul Walsh free and a Jack Kennelly point from play gave the Kingdom the win.

After a heart-stopping All-Ireland Semi-Final, Kerry advance to the All-Ireland decider after a 1-16 to 2-11 win.

Here are the post-match thoughts of former Kerry captain Ambrose O’Donovan