Saturday 3 December 2016

Game at a glance

Published 08/06/2015 | 02:30

Man of the match: Laois' Donal Kingston
Man of the match: Laois' Donal Kingston

Man of the match

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Donie Kingston (Laois)

Kingston's power and skill make him unmarkable at times and he was simply on fire. He was unerring from frees and also weighted in with three points from play, including two in the first-half which were vital scores against the wind.

Talking point

What were Kildare playing at in the first 20 minutes with wind advantage? A more direct approach could have gotten them over the line.

Magic moment

Eoghan O'Flaherty and Cathal McNally combined well to send Alan Smith in on goal, but he slightly misjudged his shot which clipped the crossbar. Nice move.

Ref watch

Played the advantage rule well, but at times it appeared as if a defender could get away with two or three fouls before the whistle sounded from Cormac Reilly.

Match statistics

Wides

Laois 7 (3 first half)

Kildare 8 (6)

Frees

Laois 17 (8)

Kildare 19 (10)

Black cards

None

Yellow cards

Laois 1 (0)

Kildare 0 (0)

Attendance

14, 077

What's next

The sides replay next Saturday evening (7pm) in Tullamore.

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