Carlow’s senior footballers got their O’Byrne Cup campaign started at Netwatch Cullen Park last night.
Trailing 1-12 to 1-3 at half time the hosts endured more of the same in the second half as Kildare dominated proceedings to run out 4-19 to 1-10 winners and seal their spot in next Wednesday’s semi-final.
The competition is a precursor of sorts to the league campaign so the lineup was much changed to the starting lineup in the Barrowsider’s last competitive game. There was a total of nine changes from the first-round defeat to Longford last June, with retirements and Sigurson Cup coming into play.
Conor Crowley grabbed the goal with a further two points, while Colum Hulton grabbed three points, Darragh Foley put over two frees; Murtough Ware got two from play while Shane Buggy 0-1,
Carlow faces a quick turnaround with Niall Carew’s charges heading to Lakepoint Park in Mullingar to take on hosts Westmeath tomorrow.
****Update Carlow senior footballers scheduled game with Westmeath tomorrow has now been cancelled
This Sunday see’s the county’s senior hurlers in action as the Kehoe Cup rolls into Carlow, also against Kildare.
If you’re hoping to get to the game, Carlow GAA have made the game free of charge at Netwatch Cullen Park with a 4pm throw-in time.