After another miserable performance from the team we didn’t have the enthusiasm for a full write-up on the seventh league defeat on the trot (11th in all competitions equaling our worst ever run dating back to 1980/81).
A link to the Irish Independent match report is included at the bottom of the page.
We did however record our match ratings and line-up/scorers information for Kildare.
Enjoy the break! We will…
Aaron O’Neill – 6 – Very solid competitive debut from the 18-year old Carbury lad. Shot-stopping wasn’t tested but good under a high ball, composed and very long kick-out could be useful.
Peter Kelly – 6 – Remains the tightest of the full back line although conceded a couple of points to his direct opponent.
David Hyland – 5 – Hands full again with another experienced full-forward in Armstrong. Still not getting tight enough for me and Armstrong handed too much possession.
Mark Hyland – 5 – Much as his brother.
Jonathan Byrne – 5 – Still offering very little defensively at this level. Absence of pace a problem. Did get forward for one score.
Eoin Doyle – 5 – Easily brushed aside for a couple of scores and poor attempt at a pick-up critical in conceding Galway’s insurance point. Can play so much better.
Kevin Flynn – 6 – Not his best display but at least carries the fight to the opposition.
Paul Cribbin – 5 – As always mixed the sublime with the ridiculous. Three poor wides to one sublime point is a poor return.
Tommy Moolick – 6 – Usual hard-working performance and a customary point.
Fergal Conway – 5 – Like Byrne his performance has slipped significantly on the last couple of years. Ran into traffic far too often.
Keith Cribbin – 6 – Operated between both half-lines but not as involved as of late.
Paddy Brophy – 6 – Very involved particularly in the first half and his foot-passing was excellent at times but we’re robbing Peter to pay Paul playing him outside the ’45 in a third midfielder role.
Jimmy Hyland – 6 – Lively display and put a couple of early mistakes behind him to score a good point and win some decent possession. Willing worker who hopefully will grow into the jersey.
Éanna O’Connor – 6 – Mixed display, top scored with four points but seemed to take a long time to exert any influence. Not immune from shooting wides either – had three of them.
Eamon Callaghan – 5 – the logic of starting him in such a game rather than one of the younger panellists escapes me completely
Scorers for Kildare: É. O’Connor (2f,1’45) 0-4, T.Moolick, J.Hyland, J.Byrne, P.Cribbin, P.Brophy, D.Courtney 0-1 each.
Kildare Line Up:
|4||Mark Hyland||Mark Dempsey H/T|
|5||Johnny Byrne||Daniel Courtney 55|
|10||Fergal Conway||Fionn Dowling 45|
|13||Jimmy Hyland||Ruadhan Ó Giollain 65|
|15||Eamon Callaghan||David Slattery 49|