KILDARE had all of seventeen points to spare over Westmeath in Round 6 of the Allianz FL at St. Conleeth’s Park on Sunday and now just need a draw against Galway (in Tuam) to guarantee promotion to Division 1 for next season, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
In a brilliant show of scoring power Kildare led by 1-13 to 1-4 at half time, going on the finish off the job against a Westmeath side that badly missed their Gallycastle lads on the day.
Final score: Kildare 3-23 Westmeath 1-12.
Kildare: James Kavanagh 2-2; Mikey Conway 0-6 (3 frees); Eoghan O’Flaherty 0-5 (2 ‘45s’, 2 frees); Alan Smith 0-3, Padraig O’Neill 0-2, Emmet Bolton 1-1, Brian Flanagan 0-1, Johnny Doyle 0-1, Padraig Fogarty 0-1, Tomas O’Connor 0-1,
Westmeath: Denis Glennon 0-7 (2 frees), John Heslin 0-3 (3 frees), David Glennon 1-0 (penalty), Kieran Martin 0-1, Ronan Foley 0-1.
Meanwhile Kildare hurlers completely outclassed Armagh in their Division 2B clash in the curtain raiser at Newbridge. Final score: Kildare 7.30 Armagh 0-7.