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Published: 20:18 | 11/6/16

Kilkenny cruise past Dublin

Cats hits 1-08 without reply in second-half spell

Kilkenny set up a Leinster final date against either Galway or Offaly on 3 July with a convincing 1-25 to 0-16 win over Dublin in Portlaoise.

Dublin trailed by just one point at the break at O'Moore Park, 0-12 to 0-11, with David Treacy hitting eight points, seven from frees.

But Kilkenny racked up one goal and eight points before Dublin scored their first point of the second half, as the All-Ireland champions denied Ger Cunningham's side possession after the break.

Thomastown's Jonjo Farrell scored 1-05 on his inter-county Championship debut, including a fine goal on 48 minutes with a low finish past Dublin goalkeeper Conor Dooley.

Kilkenny right corner back and man-of-the-match Paul Murphy played tribute to Farrell for his patience after being starved of possession in the opening stages.

"He's a real hard grafter, a tough player and a hard man to mark in training," he told Sky Sports.

"[Manager] Brian [Cody] has a shine for him because he works really hard.

"He didn't the get the ball for 10 or 15 minutes but he didn't go out of the game, and in the second half he got stuck in, put over a few scores, and he had a great game."

Murphy says Kilkenny planned at half-time to try to dominate the opening stages of the second half to try and catch their opponents cold.

"We were up by a point at half-time, but we told ourselves it is back to 0-0 and to try and get a few balls over the bar," he said.

"We put an emphasis on getting out after half-time, getting a few scores and trying create a gap between us and the opposition."

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