Rampant Lilywhites run riot
A farcical contest saw four-goal Kildare record their second win in the O'Byrne Cup in a cruelly one-sided affair in Hawkfield.
Kildare 4-24 IT Carlow 0-1
Unfortunately for both managements, players and the few brave souls who supported the fixture, when David Slattery added a goal after a minute to Ben McCormack's point this game was effectively over.
Kildare racked up 2-14 in the first half with Cathal McNally scoring their second goal in the 29th minute. Despite Carlow centre-back Eoin Buggie opening the second-half scoring with their only point, Kildare kicked back into gear with an unanswered 2-10. With strong displays from McCormack and McNally, Kildare were rampant. A Neil Flynn goal in the 40th minute was followed by a final goal from Tommy Moolick in the 57th minute.
SCORERS - Kildare: N Flynn, T Moolick 1-3 each, B McCormack 0-5, C McNally 1-2, D Slattery 1-1, E O'Callaghan 0-3; F Dowling, N Kelly 0-2 each; D Hyland, F Conway, C Hartley 0-1 each. IT Carlow: E Buggie 0-1.
KILDARE - S McNamara; P Kelly, M O'Grady, O Lyons; S Ryan, D Hyland, C O'Donoghue; T Moolick, F Dowling; F Conway, C Hartley, C McNally; N Flynn, D Slattery, B McCormack. Subs: P Connell for Moolick (h/t); E Heavy for McCormack (h/t); K Cribbin for McNally (40); E Callaghan for Flynn (40); N Kelly for Hartley (50); Moolick for Dowling (55).
IT Carlow - D Campbell; T O'Connell, C Ward, J Casey; N Kane, E Buggie, T Collins; M Russell, W Young; R Ross, S Maughan, S Ryan; L Flynn, S Mulroy, D O'Sullivan. Subs: J Logue for O'Connell (h/t); R Ryan for Collins (39); S McGraynor for Russell (42); R Cahill for Mulroy (50); P O'Connor for Ryan (50); G Hanrahan for Buggie (55); J Walsh for Maughan (63); G Smyth for O'Sullivan (64).
Ref - D Sheppard (Dublin)