Kieran McGeeney blasts “pathetic” Kildare attack

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Updated: April 5, 2011

Kieran McGeeney has blasted the Kildare attack for their poor performance against Tyrone at the weekend and labelled them “pathetic”.

The Lilywhites only managed to score five points in Sunday’s clash at Dungannon and Johnny Doyle scored four of the total. It took the side 33 minutes of the second half to get off the mark for the half and if Doyle had not hit too late frees they may have gone scoreless. It was a performance that did not sit too well with their manager:

“The forwards have to put their hands up. They had plenty of ball in the first half. Forwards get the credit when they score the points, and when they don’t, it’s always somebody else’s fault. The forwards were terrible. To score, basically, three points in 68 or 69 minutes at this level of football is pathetic.”

Having made a bright start to the season, Kildare looked set for promotion from Division Two, and even after a home defeat to Derry, they still looked one of the better teams in their section. They recovered from the setback against the Oak Leaf county, to beat Laois and Meath in their last two games. However,the old failings in front of goal returned to haunt them last weekend and it is an issue that McGeeney will want to set straight at the earliest possible opportunity

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