Kidare destroyed a poor Meath team in the second half at Croke Park to march onto the All Ireland semi final against Down. They won by 2-17 to 1-12.
Kildare fell behind by 1-3 to 0-0 early in the first half but recovered with two first half goals.
In the second they proved much fitter than Meath and ran the Leinster final winners ragged.
Where does the term “the luck of the Irish” come from?