Goals from Jonathan O'Neill and substitute Enan Glynn set Wicklow up for a win over Kildare in a highly competitive game at Arklow. Despite having lost to the hosts in the Kehoe Cup, Kildare were on top and led by 0-11 to 0-10 at half time.
Wicklow started the second half well when O'Neill drilled to the net following a pass from Andy O'Brien, and though Kildare regained the lead with points from Conor Kenny and Mark Moloney, Glynn finished to the net for goal number two on 54 minutes -- the Garden County hanging on despite the dismissal of Ray Nolan.
Scorers -- Wicklow: J O'Neill 1-8 (0-5f), E Flynn 1-0, D Hyland 0-3, Thomas Doyle 0-2, E Kearns, Alan Driver 0-1 each. Kildare: C Kenny 0-5, M Moloney, M Fitzgerald (2f) 0-4 each, R Hoban, D Kennedy (2 '65's) 0-2 each, N O Muineachain 0-1.
Wicklow -- W O'Gorman, J Connors, G Keogh, W Collins, G Bermingham, L Kennedy, B Cuddihy, E Kearns, T Doyle, R Keddy, J O'Neill, E Dunne, A O'Brien, D Hyland, A Driver Subs: E Glynn for Dunne, R Nolan for O'Brien.
Kildare -- P Dermody, F O Muineachain, K Divilly, J Doran, N O Muineachain, D Kennedy, E O'Neill, R Hoban, K Chan, C Kenny, M Moloney, T Murphy, M Fitzgerald, D Harney, C Bonus Subs: M Divilly for Bonus, G Sunderland for Fitzgerald.
Ref -- S Cleary (Kilkenny)