In Pictures: Connacht's footballers defeat Leinster in Interprovincial Championship semi

It went the other way in the hurling semi-final

Kieran Martin, Enda Smith, Leinster, Connacht, GAA

Leinster's Kieran Martin with Enda Smith of Connacht ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Connacht have defeated Leinster 2-17 to 1-18 in the first of the GAA's Interprovincial championship semi-finals.

Ciarain Murtagh got the first Connacht goal, before Niall Murphy scored the second at Parnell Park.

Kieran Martin got the Leinster goal. 

They will face either Munster or Ulster in the final, with the duo set to play at Parnell Park in the second semi-final on Sunday.

Throw in will be at 2pm.

Meanwhile, the first of the hurling semi-finals took place in Nenagh, where Leinster beat Connacht by two points. 

Wexford star Lee Chin scored 1-4 as he helped Leinster to the 1-14 to 1-12 win.

But the winning province did lose Kilkenny's Colin Fennelly to a red card.

They will face the winner of Sunday's other semi-final between Munster and Ulster which takes place in Thurles from 1.45pm.

Leinster's Donie Kingston with Niall McInerney of Connacht ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Connacht's Jason Doherty under pressure ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Leinster's John McGrath with Niall McInerney of Connacht ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Connacht selector Martin Carney ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

A general view of Parnell Park during the game ©INPHO/Donall Farmer