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Gannon crushes Kilkenny

Carlow 2-21
Kilkenny 3-1

Published 14/03/2011 | 05:00

Carlow did what they were expected to do, which was to win the game easily, but for Kilkenny there was some merit at Nowlan Park as they mustered their highest tally of the campaign.

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Carlow had an early goal from Sean Gannon as they went 1-2 to 0-0 ahead.

Kilkenny pulled back a goal through Michael Saunders, but a burst of Carlow points from Brian Murphy (2), Gannon (2) and Patrick Hickey put them 1-10 to 1-1 ahead at the break.

The losers grabbed a second goal in the 37th minute through Tomas Kehoe, but they were not able build on that.

Man of the Match: Sean Gannon

Scorers -- Carlow: S Gannon 1-8, D St Ledger 1-1 (1-0 pen, 1f), T Walsh 0-4, P Hickey 0-3, B Murphy 0-2 (1f), W Minchin, A Curran, A Murphy 0-1 each. Kilkenny: M Saunders, D Prendergast, T Kehoe 1-0 each, T Maher 0-1.

Carlow -- J Clarke 6; K Nolan 6, S Redmond 6, P Murphy 6; A Murphy 7, T Bolger 6, P Cashin 6; W Minchin 6, T Walsh 7; D Bambrick 6, P Hickey 6, A Curran 6; B Murphy 7, S Gannon 9, JJ Smith. Subs: P McElligot 6 for Bolger (h-t), D St Ledger 8 for Smith (h-t), B Kavanagh 6 for P Murphy (48), E Finnegan 6 for Bambrick (50), M Carpenter 6 for D Murphy (54).

Kilkenny -- JJ O'Sullivan 6; D Grennan 6, R O'Hara 6, C Foran 6; D Fitzpatrick 6, S Kenny 6, S Mahony 6; B Kehoe 6, S Mooney 6; T Kehoe 7, F McEnroe 6, JJ Grace 6; P Raftice 6, M Saunders 7, G Lawlor 6. Subs: T Maher 6 for Mooney (13), P Donnelly 6 for S Mahony (44), D Garvey 6 for McEnroe (48), D Prendergast 6 for Lawlor (49), M Buggy 6 for Saunders (56).

Ref -- P Daly (Westmeath).

Irish Independent

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