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Bolton strikes sees Kildare triumph

Kildare scored a 2-11 to 0-14 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier win over Leinster rivals Meath at Pairc Tailteann with the help of a late goal from wing back Emmet Bolton

John Doyle drilled home a fourth minute penalty, but Meath kept in touch with six Cian Ward points.

Kildare led by 1-6 to 0-7 at the interval, and while Meath twice drew level in the second half, with Ward bringing his tally to nine, but Kildare sealed the win with Bolton's fisted goal in the 66th minute.

They will face the losers of Sunday's Ulster final between Donegal and Derry in the next round of the Qualifiers.

Limerick are also through to the fourth round following their 0-14 to 0-9 win over Waterford at the Gaelic Grounds.

Seamus Carroll, Stephen Kelly and John Mullane were the chief marksmen as the Treaty county comfortably accounted for Waterford, who had full forward Fary Hurney sent off 10 minutes from the end.

Down's 3-13 to 0-10 win over Antrim set up a repeat of last year's All-Ireland final against champions Cork.

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Conor Laverty, Marty Clarke and Caolan Mooney hit the goals as the Mourne men coasted to a 12 points success at Casement Park.

Armagh made it through to round three of the Qualifiers at the second attempt when they scored a 2-9 to 0-10 replay win over Wicklow at Aughrim.

Jamie Clarke scored both goals as the Orchard men set up an Ulster derby with neighbours Tyrone.


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