Man of the match
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.
What were Kildare playing at in the first 20 minutes with wind advantage? A more direct approach could have gotten them over the line.
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.
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.
Laois 7 (3 first half)
Kildare 8 (6)
Laois 17 (8)
Kildare 19 (10)
Laois 1 (0)
Kildare 0 (0)
The sides replay next Saturday evening (7pm) in Tullamore.