"It is going to be something different and really special. Dublin have had so many championship games in Croke Park and they have lit up the place so now we are going to see them up in Tyrone and people are very excited about that."
Monaghan secured their place in the Super 8s courtesy of today's round 4 qualifier win over Laois and manager Malachy O'Rourke is looking forward to the challenge of taking on Kildare at GAA HQ next weekend.
Meath led throughout as they booked their place in the first ever Electric Ireland Leinster Minor Football (U17) Final, with a comfortable 25-point win over Laois at O'Moore Park, Portlaoise this afternoon.
"It was an unbelievable battle. We stuck to our guns and stuck to our game plan and I'm just delighted that the lads held out in the end. This was always about the players. It was never about anything else and by Jesus they deserve it."
"We are in an All-Ireland semi-final and we need to rectify what went on last year. That's not acceptable what happened last year against Waterford and you know we will be emphasising that to the players."