Dublin hammer Louth to lift Leinster U21 title

Updated: April 5, 2012

Ciaran Kilkenny proved the star man as the Metropolitans hammered Louth by 11 points running out 1-16 to 0-08 winners.

The dual Dublin under 21 star tormented the Wee County’s defense throughout as the young Castleknock forward helped himself to a total of 1-07 and was the main difference between the two sides.

Dublin scored a goal in the opening minute and Louth ‘keeper Joe Flanagan produced three fantastic saves in the opening half to see the Wee County still in touch; 1-07 to 00-4 at the interval.

Dublin played into the wind in the second half but had the game wrapped up within ten minutes off the re-start with Kilkenny reeling off five unanswered points to see his side lead 1-12 to 0-04.

Both sides emptied their respective benches from their as Dublin strolled to a facile win.

Dublin scorers: Ciaran Kilkenny 1-7, Paul Hudson, Mark Schutte and Gerry Seaver 0-2 each, Gary Sweeney, Jack McCaffrey and Harry Dawson 0-1 each.

Louth scorers: Ben Rogan 0-4, William Woods, Cathal Bellew, Barry Hamilton and Ruairi Moore 0-1 each.

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