Kildare beaten by Tyrone in Division 2 opener

KILDARE suffered a seven point defeat in their opening Allianz Football Legue Division 2 game against Tyrone at Croke Park on Saturday evening.

KILDARE suffered a seven point defeat in their opening Allianz Football Legue Division 2 game against Tyrone at Croke Park on Saturday evening.

Tyrone 2-11

Kildare 0-12

Under pressure in the opening period Kildare gradually got to grips with Tyrone hitting five points in succession to get in at half time leading 0-6 to 0-3.

Kildare led 0-10 to 1-6 after 51 minutes, however a second Tyrone goal from centrre half back Peter Harte, set up Mickey Harte’s side for a comfortable seven point win.

Kildare boss Kieran McGeeney said after the game while he was disappointed with the results, he was satisfied by the effort of his players, while acknowleldging that once again Kildare did not take the goal chances that came their way and that was the difference between the sides at the end of the day.

See full report in this week’s Leinster Leader, out on Tuesday morning.