Kildare get the better of Louth in Round 2

Lilies make it two from two in Leinster MFC

Tommy Callaghan

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Kildare Minors

Kildare wing back Mark Maguire who had an impressive game against Louth

Leading by four points at the break, Kildare minor footballers made it two wins from two in Wednesday evening's clash with Louth in Ardee, eventually winning 1-18 to  0-16.

Overall it was a fairly impressive display from Colin Ward's men and with one game remaining, against Kilkenny in Kilkenny next Tuesday evening, The Lilies are on course to go straight to the semi final.

Wednesday's game, played at the impressive Pairc Mhuire grounds in Ardee, Louth looked dangerous  leading 0-5 to  0-2 after just eight minutes but Kildare upped their game to go in at the break with a decent 0-11 to 0-7 lead.

A second half goal from Ciaran O'Brien killed off the Louth challenge and while the home side did get the margin back to three, Kildare kicked on again to win with five points to spare.

Scorers: Kildare, Aaron Browne 0-5, Ciaran O'Brien 1-2, Eoin Baghnall 0-4 (3 frees), Adam Conneely 0-3, Shane Flynn 0-2, Mikey Spillane 0-1, Eoin Meehan 0-1.

Louth, Luke Matthews 0-5 (4 frees), Conall McCaul 0-4, Ben Collier 0-2, Tom Gray 0-2, Carl McGillespie 0-1 (free), Craig Shevlin 0-1, Donal Leavy 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); Mikey Spillane (Athy), Shane Flynn (Balyna); Aedan Boyle (Balyna), Adam Conneely (Two Mile House), Ciaran O'Brien (Kilcullen); Eoin Meehan (Moorefield), Eoin Bagnal (Aylmer Gaels), Aaron Browne (Celbridge). Subs: Subs: Oisin Milmoe (Carbury) for Eoin Meehan (half time); Eoin Redmond (Kilcullen) for Aedan Boyle (54 minutes); Jimmy O'Neill (Sarsfields) for Aaron Browne (58 minutes); Joel Kavanagh (Kilcullen) for Jack Quinn (65 minutes).

LOUTH: Naill Brady; Aidan Grant, Evan Maher, Ronan McBride; Paraic McKenny, Patrick Murtagh, James McDonnell; Craic Shevlin, Tomás Rice; Kyle McElroy, Conall McCaul, Donal Leavy; Ben Collier, Luke Matthews, Tom Gray. Subs: Enda O'Neill for Kyle McElroy (31 minutes); Harry O'Neill for Evan Maher (38 minutes); Carl Gillespie for Tomás Rice (43 minutes); Fintan Watters for Tom Gray (55 minutes); Aaron Crawford for Luke Matthews (60 minutes); Padraig Downey for Conaill McCaul (65 minutes).


REFEREE: Seamus Farrelly (Dublin).