Allianz Hurling League Division 2, Round 2

Kildare hurlers make it two from two

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Kildare hurlers make it two from two

Ross Bergin clears his line for Kildare against Westmeath

Kildare made it back-to-back wins in the Allianz Hurling League (Division 2A) on this afternoon (Sunday February 19) with a thoroughly deserved five point win over Michael Ryan’s Westmeath at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge.

A marvellous start for Joe Quaid’s men and certainly a win that can be built on.

Star of the show was David Reidy who knocked over ten points in total.

Kildare led by a single point at the interval (0-8 to 0-7) and while they looked a little under pressure in the latter stages of that opening half, they certainly gave it their all on the resumption.

A goal from John Mulhall put The Lilies on the road to victory and in the end were fully deserving winners.

Scorers, Kildare, David Reidy 0-10 (8 frees); John Mulhall 1-1, Niall Ó Muineacháin 0-1, Jack Sheridan 0-1, Brian Byrne 0-1, Chris Bonus 0-1, Paul Divilly 0-1.

Westmeath:  Alan Devine 0-6 (2f, 65), Brian Murtagh 0-3 (3 frees), Robbie Greville 0-2, Killian Doyle 0-2, Jack Galvin 0-1.

Kildare: Paul Dermody; Cian Forde, J Doran, Michael Reidy; Seán Gainey, Marl Moloney, Ross Bergin; Niall Ó Muineacháin, David Reidy; John Mulhall, Paul Divilly, Peter Moran; Chris Bonus, Brian Byrne, Jack Sheridan. Subs: Paudie Ryan for R Bergin (17m); Richie Ryan for Chris Bonus (64m); Michael Purcell for Peter Moran (65m).

Westmeath: Paddy Carroll; Shane Power, Tommy Doyle, Jack Galvin; Aaron Craig, Aonghus Clarke, Conor Shaw; Robbie Greville, Gary Greville; Niall Mitchell, Derek McNicholas, Eoin Price; Alan Devine, Killian Doyle, Darragh Egerton.