Kildare made it three wins from as many outings in the Leinster MFC at the expense of Kilkenny in Nowlan Park last night.
With a place in the last four already secured, Lilywhites manager Colin Ward took the opportunity to experiment with this team and they emerged victorious on a scoreline of 1-12 to 0-5.
Oisin Milmoe netted the game’s only goal in the first-half and, despite accumulating 12 wides in the opening period, the visitors led by 1-5 to 0-3 at the change of ends.
Cats ‘keeper Jack Conway capped a good performance with a penalty save at the end.
After a three year absence, Kilkenny returned to the competition this year and manager DJ Carey and his players can be proud of their effort in this defeat.
Kildare - C Burke; J Kavanagh, L Gorman, E Redmond; M Whelan, S Knight, C McElhenny; M Delahunty (0-1), S Flynn (0-1); D Kirwan, J O'Neill, F Galvin (0-1); J Keogh, D Woulfe (0-1), O Milmoe (1-4, 0-1f). Subs: J O'Brien (0-2) for J Keogh, J Dalton (0-1) for J O'Neill, M Spillane for M Delahunty, C Silke for C McElhenny, A Browne (0-1) for D Kirwan, J Owens for F Galvin.
Kilkenny - J Conway; B O'Shea, A Walsh, F Suffin; O Henebery, J McNamara, O Carroll; G Manning, S O'Dwyer; B O'Callaghan, C Walsh, E Crowley; V O'Grady (0-2, 1f), R Murphy (0-2, 1f), F Blanche (0-1). Subs: C Arthurs for G Manning, E O'Shea for V O'Grady, F Moore for J McNamara, D Maher for R Murphy, D Hogan for O Carroll.
Referee - D Byrne.Tweet