The DDSL booked their place in the U13 Leinster SFAI Subway Championship Final on Sunday when they beat a very good Kilkenny side 2-0 in Abbotstown.

Shane Fox’s youngsters have the DDSL’s 75th Anniversary tournament to look forward to in May, but before then they will play the NDSL in the Leinster Final.

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Their North Dublin rivals overcame the Midlands, also on Sunday, when they beat them 4-0 in Mullingar.

Back in Abbotstown it was the DDSL who started brighter, but Kilkenny had chances themselves, most notably from Anthony Ireland-Wall and Tom McPhilips.

Both had sights of the DDSL goal, but neither could convert, and the homseside went on to take the lead on 24 minutes when Darragh Murtagh converted from close range after Pharrell Manual’s long-range strike rebounded off the post.

Minutes later Manual sent a teasing ball to the back post where Cillian Geraghty was only inches away from steering the ball in.

Just before the break David Holden had Kilkenny’s best chance of the game when he raced clear of the DDSL defence, but with the goalkeeper quick off his line, he slipped the ball just past the wrong side of the post.

In the second half the visitors had less of the ball, and the likes of Oran Shepherd, Emre Toplu, and AJ Moore all stood out for the DDSL.

Indeed, it was the latter who netted their second goal when he converted after a slick passing move. The goal also helped Moore mark his debut for the DDSL side.

Kilkenny, to their credit, continued to engineer openings, and when Ireland-Wall pounced on a loose ball in the home defence he was only denied by the goalkeeper who fouled him down on the edge of the box.

The resulting freekick hit the wall, and from there the DDSL went on to play well and see out the victory.

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