06 Dec 2021

Brian Byrne on fire as Kildare hit record score

Warwickshire outclassed in AHL Division 2B clash

Stroll in the Park for Kildare

Kevin Whelan clears his lines for Kildare

Kildare hurlers strolled to an incredible 37 points win over hapless Warwickshire in the Allianz Hurling League, Division 2B, Round 2 at St Conleth's Park, this afternoon.

From the word go it was obvious this was going to be a cake walk with the visitors showing early signs they were outclassed.

Brian Byrne (Naas) was certainly the star of the show last season's Christy Ring captain helped himself to an incredible 3-14 in a game that will hardly be of any use to The Lilies.

Kildare next play Derry in Newbridge at home in two weeks before what will probably the crunch game away to Wicklow.

Final score: Kildare 8-19 Warwickshire 0-6.

Scorers: Kildare, Brian Byrne 3-14 (7 frees, two 65s), Brry Cormack 1-0, Bernard Deay 1-0, Kevin Whelan 1-2, Reede Gavin 1-0, Mark Delaney 1-0, Caolan Smith 0-2, Paul Divilly 0-1 (free),

Warwickshire, Niall Kennedy 0-2, Darren O'Neill 0-2, John Collins 0-1, Emmet McCabe 0-1.

KILDARE: Paddy McKenna (Clane); Cathal Derivan (Leixlip), John Doran (Leixlip), James Dolan (Éire Óg Corrachoill); Diarmuid Cahill (Coill Dubh), Martin Fitzgerald cpt (Ardclough), Rian Boran (Naas); Kevin Whelan (Naas), Ross Kelly (Naas); Paul Divilly (Confey), Brian Byrne (Naas), Conor Dowling (Naas); Caolan Smith (Clane), James Burke (Naas), Bernard Deay (Clane). Subs: Barry Cormack (Éire Óg Corrachoill) for James Burke (17 minutes); Mark Delaney (Coill Dubh) for Bernard Deay (24 minutes); Paul Feerick (Confey) for James Dolan (half time); Niall Ó Muineacháin (Celbridge) for Conor Dowling (50 minutes); Reece Gavin (Moorefield) for Caolan Smith (50 minutes);

WARWICKSHIRE: Phil Crean; Tom Kelly, Dean Bruen, John O'Shea; Darren O'Neill, Peadar Scally, Daire King; Ciarán Heeney, Kieran Meaney; Robert Charles Curley, John Collins, Niall Kenne; Emmet McCabe, Kelvin Magee, Breen Fallon. Subs:

REFEREE: Nathan Wall.

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