Kildare go in search of glory this evening in Tullamore as they look to clinch the first ever Leinster U20 Championship title when they take on Dublin in O'Connor Park.
The Lilywhites return to the same venue in which they enjoyed a facile win over Offaly seven days ago in the Leinster semi-final, and they will be hoping to go one step further by overturning a Dublin team who pipped Meath in the other semi-final last Saturday.
Considering Meath are the only team to beat the Kildare U20s this year, Dublin must be quite strong at this level. They won the last ever edition of the U21 Football Championship in 2017, but this is a completely different team.
Kildare have been highly impressive throughout the Leinster Championship, and the depth of their panel is likely to have a big impact on a hot evening like today.
Manager Davy Burke was happy with his side's showing last week against Offaly, and he is confident that they have faced enough variations in style to deal with any opposition.
“We’ve played it all. We’ve played Wicklow; we’ve played Meath – we’ve played every type of system. In fairness to Offaly, they wanted to play football here today and we loved that. Against the wind they went slightly more defensive in the first half – we were patient I thought, and when it opened up we gave it inside to the two boys. Look, it was the perfect run out for Dublin or Meath next week,” said Burke after last week's win.
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