Kelly makes his point late for Carlow
Carlow 0-13 London 1-9:Carlow footballers were fortunate to come away with both points at Dr Cullen Park on Saturday as London led Anthony Rainbow’s side until the final minutes of the game before an Alan Kelly point snatched victory for the home county.
A well-taken 22nd minute goal from London’s Ciarán McAllion put the visitors 1-4 to 0-2 in front and they deservedly led 1-5 to 0-5 at the break, with Carlow having shot nine wides.
The sides were tied three times in the second half with London maintaining their challenge and forcing Carlow to stage two second-half comebacks from arrears of three points, before eventually the home side prevailed as the Exiles tired in the final minutes.
CARLOW: T O’Reilly; B J Molloy, S Redmond, B Kavanagh; K Nolan, D Hayden (0-1), T Bolger; D Foley (0-3, 0-2 frees), Brendan Murphy (0-1); R Walker (0-1), P Reid, E Ruth (0-2); Brian Murphy (0-2, frees), W Minchin (0-1), A Kelly (0-2). Subs: S Mernagh for Nolan (h-t), S Murphy for Molloy (54 mins), J Murphy for Minchin (61 mins), C Moran for Reid (70 mins).
LONDON: E Byrne; D McGreevy, K Lynham, S Curran; S Hannon, G Carr, D Ryan; J Monaghan (0-1), C Doyle; G Crowley, M Gottsche, C McAllion (1-1); L Colfer, P McGoldrick (0-5, 0-3 frees), E O’Neill (0-2, frees). Subs: P Finn for Doyle (40 mins), C McGee for Crowley (45 mins), K O’Leary for Ryan (49 mins), S Mulligan for Carr (62 mins), P Atkinson for Colfer (64 mins). Referee: K O’Brien (Tipperary).