Saturday 25 February 2017

Carlow come up short again

CARLOW were reduced to 13 men for the second successive league game as Luke Dempsey's men went down to Leitrim (1-16 to 1-12) in this clash at Dr Cullen Park yesterday.

This was a trap-to-line victory for Leitrim who had 1-5 on the board before JJ Smith opened the Carlow scoring from a 17th-minute free.

By half-time, the western visitors led 1-11 to 1-5 and, although Carlow made a fight of it in the second half, second yellow cards for midfielder John Murphy and full-forward Sean Gannon killed home hopes. Leitrim's right-half-back James Glancy received a second yellow in the final minutes.

This was a worthy win for Mickey Moran's side who made good use of the first half wind advantage as the closest Carlow came in the second half was three points.

Seanie Buckley was the principal star as Limerick beat Kilkenny by 29 points at the Gaelic Grounds.

He scored 3-1 with one of his goals being a first half penalty. By half time Limerick led by 6-8 to no score. Kilkenny's two goals came within three minutes of the restart and they remain rooted to the bottom.

Sunday Independent

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