Kildare hurlers came back from an eleven point half time deficit to beat London in Clane on a scoreline of 1-21 to 2-14. Kildare were on the back foot for most of the first half, as London hit the net twice in the first minutes of the first half.
The Lilywhites went in at the break trailing by 2-11 to 6 points. The half time team talk obviously did the trick for Joe Quaid’s men as they began the first half chipping away at London’s lead. David Reidy netted in the 51st minute to reduce the deficit to two points, and Kildare never looked back. In the final 20 minutes, they outscored London by 8 points to 2.
The win saw them finish in third place on Division 2A, just losing out on the head-to-head for a place in the final. There were late injury replacements for David Reidy and Mark Delaney. Both will be monitored closely as focus now turns to Mayo in the first round of the Christy Ring Cup on April 22nd.
Congratulations to the team mascot Luke Ennis from Broadford and his family.