Cuala had the easiest game of their year so far when they brushed aside the challenge of the Offaly champions. Seán Moran turned in another wonderful performance and richly deserved his man of the match award. Matty Kenny paid a great tribute to the players after the game.
“We’re very proud of our achievement and we’re very happy today,” he remarked.
“Back in the spring time we were preparing for an All-Ireland final. Then we had to go back and work our way out of Dublin and then into this Leinster campaign.
“I can’t say enough about the management team, the effort and the commitment they have to this and I can’t say enough about the players. They’re such a grounded, self-driven, ambitious group of lads and we’re very proud of them.
“They have given a very good performance again here today.”
They can now enjoy their Christmas and then get ready for the All-Ireland semi-final against Liam Mellows of Galway in early February.