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Smith makes point

Carlow 2-10
Wicklow 1-13

Published 07/02/2011 | 05:00

BOTH teams ended the match with 14 players as Carlow and Wicklow played out a thrilling draw at Dr Cullen Park.

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Wicklow's John McGrath and Daniel St Leger of Carlow were both shown straight red cards for rash tackles in separate incidents late on, but overall this was a sporting encounter.

Carlow looked to have secured both points when they went four points (2-8 to 0-12) ahead with just 12 minutes remaining. However, the Garden County found a way back through a superb goal from the outstanding Leighton Glynn and Carlow needed a point from JJ Smith just before the finish to earn a share of the spoils.

The second half was a hugely exciting affair, with substitute Cormac Mullins and former Wicklow player Thomas Walsh crashing home fine goals for Carlow.

Scorers -- Carlow: D St Leger 0-4 (3f), C Mullins, T Walsh 1-0 each, JJ Smith 0-2, B Murphy, A Kelly, D Foley, A Curran 0-1 each. Wicklow: L Glynn 1-4, J McGrath(1f), J P Dalton 0-3 each, S Furlong 0-2 (1f), P Dalton 0-1.

Carlow -- T O'Reilly; K Nolan, S Redmond, B Kavanagh; E Nolan, T Bolger, P Cashin; B Murphy, T Walsh; S Gannon, A Kelly, E Finnegan; D St Leger, J J Smith, D Foley. Subs: A Curran for E Nolan (19), C Mullins for Foley (inj, h-t), D Bambrick for Finnegan (64).

Wicklow -- J Flynn; P Higgins, A Nolan, A Byrne; P Earls, S Kelly, D Hayden; R Finn, N Gaffney; J McGrath, P Dalton, J P Dalton; D Odlum, S Furlong, L Glynn. Subs: J Stafford for Gaffney (45), D Siney for Odlum (48).

Ref -- F Kelly (Longford).

Irish Independent

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