Kildare were too strong for Carlow last night, running out 3-19 to 11-point winners in the Keogh Cup.
Each team stood at three points apiece in Hawkfield after twenty minutes, true even stevens hurling from end to end. However it was a goal from the stick of David Qualter that spurred Kildare into action in this first-round tie.
David Herity’s men led by 2-8 to 0-7 at the break their second goal coming from Mark Delaney and went on to score a further 1-11 in the last period.
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Carlow without some of their regular players fielded a young side and its evident that Tom Mullally’s men are team-building at the moment.
It was not all sour grapes though as Mount Leinster Rangers player Richard Coady signed himself into the history books with his record-breaking 165 games for Carlow. Before last night’s game, Riche was level with his brother Eddie record appearances. Now though he has moved ahead, with no signs of stopping yet.
Carlow’s next game is against Wicklow in Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday at 2-00 pm