Carlow under 21’s have qualified for their fifth Leinster Hurling Championship semi final in six years after a 1-21 to 2-14 victory over Kildare in Newbridge.
Carlow opened up an early three point lead but Kildare responded and the sides were level on the 10 minute mark.
A stroke of luck then fell the way of the Barrowsiders when Kevin McDonald’s free ended up in the net but Kildare hit back with a goal from the impressive Jack Sheridan and at half time the sides were level at 1-9 apiece.
Cathal Treacy was in good scoring form for Carlow and he hit the target early on in the second half along with Chris Nolan but Sheridan then struck home his second goal to peg Carlow back once again.
Aaron Amond came off the bench to register a score a point and as the game reached its conclusion Damien Jordan made a fine save to keep Carlow ahead and they held on in the end by four points.
Carlow now look forward to a semi final clash with Wexford on June 21st.
Carlow: Damien Jordan; Andrew Casey, Dara Tobin, Padraic Coughlan; Gary Lawlor, Eoin Redmond, Adam Dunne; Ger Coady, Kevin McDonald; John ‘Minor’ Murphy, Sean Brenan, Owen Roberts; Cathal Treacy, Chris Nolan, Seanie Whelan.
Subs used: Aaron Amond, Jamie Wall, Philip Connors