Laois v Kildare preview & live score commentary

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Updated: July 9, 2011

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Full Time: Kildare 3-16, 0-10 Laois

73 mins: Johnny Doyle gets another at the death to cap a very impressive display from the Lilly Whites.

72 minutes played: Kildare 3-15 0-10 Laois

68 mins: Substitute James Kavanagh backs up his goal with a point to give Kieran McGeeney something to think about.

65 mins: James Kavanagh hits the back of the net for Kildare’s third goal of the match.

63 mins: Hugh Lynch gets his third point of the match.

61 mins: Johnny Doyle puts over another free to bring personal tally to 1-3 so far.

61 minutes played: 2-11 Kildare 0-10 Laois

52 minutes played: Laois 0-9 2-9 Kildare.

51 mins: Johnny Doyle puts over another free to keep score difference at six as Laois begin to look more dangerous.

42 mins: John Doyle eases Kildare back into five point lead with a fine free.

40 minutes played: Laois 0-7 2-5 Kildare

40 mins: Pauric Clancy gets first point of the second half for Laois.

37 mins: Kildare get another to go five ahead. Laois with a lot to do.

36 minutes played: Laois 0-6 Kildare 2-4

36 mins: Olly Lyons points for kildare

Half time: Laois 0-6 2-3 Kildare
Laois 0-05 2-01 Kildare
26minutes played

Commentary:
26min O’Neill gets Kildare’s first point – 2 points in it
24min Laois pull a score back
22min Laois need a response now – buts that it as a stray kick goes in the hands of Connolly in the Kildare goal
20min Another goal for Kildare, O’Connor gets it – cruel on Laois
19min Kingston with a fine free from distance, his 2nd of the day – we’re level
18min Kildare with yet another wide
16min Culliton looks like he’s in a bit of trouble
15min Kildare hits their 3rd wide of the half there
14min Cool as you like, Doyle slots it home – Kildare take the lead
14min Penalty to Kildare, Doyle steps up to take it
12min Another wide there for Kildare – they need to get off the mark
10min Munnelly gets his first and Laois’s 2nd point – Kildare yet to score
8min Laois with a effort there that goes wide
7min First point of the game and its Laois,
4min an elbow there and we have a Laois man down, free out.
4min No scores here yet, both sides getting feel of each other
2min first wide of the game for Kildare, tight angle
1min We’re off
0min Kildare will be hoping for a win this evening. We’re just about to kick off here, will we see the same high ball tactics that nearly worked against Dublin

Teams
Laois (SF v Kildare): E Culliton; C Healy, K Meaney, M Timmons; D Strong, S Julian, P McMahon; P Clancy, B Quigley; C Begley, J O’Loughlin, N Donoher; R Munnelly, D Kingston, MJ Tierney.

Kildare (SF v Laois): S Connolly; A McLoughlin, M Foley, H McGrillen; G White, M O’Flaherty, O Lyons; J Doyle, H Lynch; P O’Neill, E O’Flaherty, E Callaghan; R Kelly, T O’Connor, F Dowling.

Preview:
Laois and Kildare meet at Portlaoise on Saturday night, in what is perhaps the tie of the second round of the All Ireland football qualifiers. There is unlikely to be much between the two Leinster sides who will both be eager to get their campaign back on track after disappointing performances last time out.

Kildare began their season with a five point victory over Wicklow,but the win was overshadowed by the poor performance of the Lilywhites forward line. Manager Kieran McGeeney admitted that that was a major concern for his side and he was adamant that more work had to be done to iron out those shortcomings. At the same time,McGeeney was satisfied that his men were at least making the scoring chances,if not taking them. On their next appearance, Kildare defeated Meath by six points and so booked their Leinster semi final spot. Despite a one point defeat to Dublin,but was generally accepted that the Lilywhites were unlucky on the day and at least deserved a draw.

Justin McNulty’s Laois struggled past Longford in their opening championship match, before proving no match for Dublin on their next appearance. The side make an excellent start to McNulty’s rein as manager but the wheels have fallen off the wagon slightly in recent weeks. Having drawn home advantage it will give the side every chance to get their campaign back on track here but they will face no easy task from the visitors.

A difficult contest to call, but if Kildare have recovered from the heartbreak of their defeat to Dublin,they should have too much natural ability for the O’Moore men. The Lilywhites are given the nod to progress to round three.

Team News
The Kildare team has four changes from the side that was beaten by Dublin.
Kildare (SF v Laois): S Connolly; A McLoughlin, M Foley, H McGrillen; G White, M O’Flaherty, O Lyons; J Doyle, H Lynch; P O’Neill, E O’Flaherty, E Callaghan; R Kelly, T O’Connor, F Dowling.

Mark Timmons is the only change in the laois team, he replaces injury victim Peter O’Leary.
Laois (SF v Kildare): E Culliton; C Healy, K Meaney, M Timmons; D Strong, S Julian, P McMahon; P Clancy, B Quigley; C Begley, J O’Loughlin, N Donoher; R Munnelly, D Kingston, MJ Tierney.

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