Minor footballers win but hurlers lose in extra time

Neil Flynn of Kildare gets past James Lalor of Offaly in the Electric Ireland Leinster minor football championship quarter final at St Conleth's Park, Newbridge. Picture: Adrian Melia
Kildare minor footballers had a comprehensive win over Offaly in the quarter final of the Leinster MFC at St. Conleth’s Park on Saturday, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

Kildare minor footballers had a comprehensive win over Offaly in the quarter final of the Leinster MFC at St. Conleth’s Park on Saturday, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

Two goals just before the break from Tommy Cribbin and team captain Mark Sherry set The Lilies on their way and a brilliant third in the second half from Ryan Houlihan ensure their would be no way back for Offaly.

Kildare, who now meet Dublin in the Leinster semi final eventually defeated Offaly on a score line of Kildare 3-11 Offaly 0-5.

Meanwhile Willie Sunderland’s senior hurling side lost out to Meath in Round 2 of the Christy Ring, also played at St. Conleth’s on Saturday. Meath forced the game into extra time, after dominating the last quarter and then went on to clinch victory after Kildare’s captain, Paul Divilly picked up a straight red card in the early stages of extra time.

Math eventually won on a score line of Meath 0-22 Kildare 1-16.