Sunday 26 March 2017

game at a glance

man of the match

Brendan Quigley (Laois)

The Timahoe man gave an exhibition at midfield, dominating in the air and using the ball well when in possession. His midfield partner John O'Loughlin also impressed with 0-3, while Donie Kingston was in good form up front as well.

talking point

What good will this game have done for either side? Laois were never really tested and Carlow were never really competitive. It makes you wonder how feasible the provincial championships are.

magic moment

Donie Kingston's goal in the second half was a touch of class, as he jinked onto his right foot 20 yards out and an unleashed a daisy-cutter into the bottom corner.

ref watch

Paddy Neilan was in charge, and despite a couple of odd decisions, he did well overall in a game that was not too hard to handle.

match statistics

wides

Laois 13 (6, first half)

Carlow 6 (4)

frees

Laois 12 (5)

Carlow 18 (11)

black cards

Laois 0 Carlow 0

yellow cards

Laois 3 (B Quigley, D Kingston, D O'Connor) Carlow 2 (K Nolan, S Gannon)

attendance

5,000

what's next?

For Laois, they now face another derby against Kildare on June 6 in O'Connor Park, while Carlow will enter the first round of the qualifiers, which will be played in late June.

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