HL2A: Marty makes it look easy

February 17, 2014
Carlow 1-18
Kildare 1-9

Marty Kavanagh turned on the style as Carlow finished with nine points to spare over Kildare at Newbridge.

With his Mount Leinster Rangers county team-mates watching from the stands, left half-forward Kavanagh produced a virtuoso performance that yielded 1-7 (0-3 from frees).

The Lilywhites made the visitors work hard for the victory and trailed by just 0-5 to 0-8 at the change of ends.

But Kavanagh's class shone through and he added the gloss to a fine individual performance with a goal in the 67th minute.

Carlow - B Treacy; C McCabe, M Ryan, A Corcoran; P Nolan, D English (0-1f), M Doyle; P Kehoe (0-2), C Wall (0-2); S Murphy (0-3), M Brennan, M Kavanagh (1-7, 0-3f); A Gaule (0-2), J Kane, John Doyle. Subs: James Doyle (0-1) for John Doyle.

Kildare - P Dermody; P Curtin, J Doran, N O Muineach√°in; J O'Malley, M Moloney, R Hoban; E O'Neill, P Kennedy; P Divilly (1-2, 0-2f), M Fitzgerald, W Greene; G Keegan (0-6, 5f), P Downey, M Delaney. Subs: P Fitzgerald (0-1) for Greene, D Harney for Downey, B White for O'Neill, T Finnerty for O'Malley, M Purcell for Hoban.

Referee - J Heffernan.


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