Easy going as Kilkenny pick up second League win
KILKENNY 3-21, CARLOW 0-9
Defender Michael Malone received the ultimate sanction following a crude tackle on Huw Lawlor in the eight minute. Carlow were already in a bit of trouble. They were 0-5 to no score behind, Alan Murphy (2) and goalie Eoin Murphy having landed scores from frees, which were added to by efforts from Ger Aylward and Bill Sheehan.
The Cats roared on, James Maher shooting a fine goal in the 11th minute (1-5 to 0-1) as they worked their way towards a 1-12 to 0-5 half-time lead.
Kilkenny finished with 14 men too after Niall Brassil pulled up with a hamstring strain. They had their five subs committed at the time.
The winners next game is away to Wexford in two weeks time.
SCORERS: Kilkenny - A. Murphy (0-8, frees); R. Hogan (1-3); J. Maher (1-2); G. Aylward (1-1); W. Walsh, N. Brassil (0-2 each); E. Murphy (0-1, free); A. Nolan, B. Sheehan (0-1 each). Carlow - M. Kavanagh (0-6, five frees); C. Nolan, T. Joyce, E. Byrne (0-1 each).
Carlow - D. Jordan; R. Smithers, P. Doyle, M. Doyle; M. Malone, D. English, A. Corcoran; S. Whelan, R. Coady; JM Nolan, M. Kavanagh, K. McDonald; J. Nolan, P. Coady, C. Nolan. Subs - D. Byrne for A. Corcoran 40th min; A. Amond for S. Whelan 49th min; T. Joyce for P. Coady 52nd min; E. Byrne for J. Nolan 55th min; C. Tracey for C. Nolan 65th min.
Referee - C. McAllister (Cork).