Kildare minors get better of Wicklow

Lilies open campaign with positive display

Tommy Callaghan


Tommy Callaghan


Leinster Minor

Ciaran O'Brien, Kildare bursts past Arun Daly Danne of Wicklow in this evening's Leinter MFC opener

Kildare minors opened their Leinster campaign with a fine win over Wicklow on a final score line of Kildare 1-16 Wicklow 0-12.

In an entertaining game The Lilies led at the break 0-8 to 0-5; three points in two points making the difference  before the  break.

Wicklow responded well on the resumption with three quick points to level it up and the sides were level on a few occasions before Kildare pulled three clear and when Adam Conneely found the net the game was all but done and dusted.

A decent game with Kildare well worth their win.

Scorers: Kildare, Eoin Bagnall 0-6 (5 frees), Adam Conneely 1-2, Aaron Browne 0-3, Aedan Boyle 0-2, Eoin Meehan 0-1, Tommy Gill 0-1, Jimmy O'Neill 0-1.

Wicklow, Eoin Doyle 0-4 (4 frees), Matthew Cing 0-6 (3 frees), Bradley Hickey 0-1, Shane Daly 0-1,

KILDARE: Cian Burke (Clane); Ryan Comeou (Balyna), Oisin O'Rourke (Athy), Tommy Gill (Carbury); Mark Maguire (Naas), Conan Boran (Eadestown), Jack Quinn (Leixlip); Kevin Eustace (St Laurence’s), Shane Flynn (Balyna); Adam Conneely (Two Mile House), Johnny Owens (Celbridge), Ciaran O'Brien (Kilcullen); Eoin Meehan (Moorefield), Eoin Bagnal (Aylmer Gaels), Aaron Browne (Celbridge). Subs: Aedan Boyle (Balyna) for Johnny Owens (36 minutes); Oisin Milmoe (Carbury) for Ciaran O'Brien (54 minutes); LukeGorman (St Laurence's) for Eoin Meehan (62 minutes).

WICKLOW: Andy Nolan; Daniel Healy, Sam Kearney, Jordan Brady; Daniel Cooney, Tom Moran, Cillian McDonald; Arun Daly Danne, Luka Harney; Joe Prendergast, Shane Daly, Bradley Hickey; Jack Kirwan, Matthew Ging, Eoin Doyle. Subs: Eoin O'Neill for Jack Kirwan (47 minutes); Thade Shanahan for Sam Kearney (55 minutes); Tom Keogh for Shane Daly (55 minutes): Adam Hadden for Eoin Doyle (58 minutes); Joe Mills for Joe Prendergast (60 minutes).

REFEREE: Chris Dwyer, Offaly.