St Vincent's to face Slaughtneil after securing record-equalling seventh Leinster title
St Vincent's are Leinster football champions for the seventh time in their history after a 1-16 to 0-12 victory over Rhode today in Portlaoise.
The Marino men condemned the Offaly champions to their fifth defeat in a Leinster decider.
Diarmuid Connolly found the net early on for the winners and they led 1-8 to 0-6 at the interval.
It could and should have been a lot closer after Ger Brennan was black-carded for taking Niall McNamee down in the square but Ruairi McNamee's injury-time penalty was saved by Michael Savage.
To rub salt into the wounds, the Dublin side broke from the penalty miss to score from Gavin Burke for a four-point swing.
A run of four unanswered points in the second half for Vincent's settled matters and they never looked like surrendering their advantage.
Vincent's will face Ulster champions Slaughtneil in the All-Ireland semi-finals after they made light work of London side St Kiernan's in Greenford.
Christopher Bradley and Meehaul McGrath goalled for the Derry side who ran out comfortable 2-11 to 0-5 winners.