Monday 24 April 2017

Fogarty keeps Laurence's on course to defend title

Kildare SFC Round-up

St Laurence's remain on target to retain the Kildare SFC title they won for the first time last year after accounting for Maynooth by 0-14 to 1-8 in the quarter-final on Saturday, writes Daragh O Conchuir.

The Narraghmore parish outfit raced into an eight-point lead in the first half, with county minor Padraig Fogarty causing mayhem in the Maynooth defence and senior player Padraig O'Neill and his brother Tommy, a former Kildare senior, also prominent.

Elsewhere, Darroch Mulhall and Cian Reynolds were the primary threats for a young Athy team as they strolled to a 2-10 to 0-3 win over a very disappointing Kilcock.

The south Kildare teams who qualified on Saturday will be joined in the semi-finals by the Newbridge contingent of Moorefield and Sarsfields, who prevailed from yesterday's ties.

The Moorefield had to show all their battling qualities to overcome a battling Allenwood outfit.

In the end, it was a goal from one of their Kildare players, Ronan Sweeney, that separated them from the Johnny Doyle-inspired Blues as they advanced courtesy of a 1-8 to 0-8 scoreline.

Sarsfields never looked like losing in the other quarter-final and had five points to spare over Naas, winning by a comfortable 0-14 to 0-9 margin.

The draw for the semi-final pairings will take place tonight.

Irish Independent

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