Leinster U21FC: Louth in 50-point canter

March 01, 2012
Louth 6-35
Kilkenny 0-2

Kilkenny football hit a new low in Ballyragget last night when they shipped a 50-point defeat from Louth in a farcical Cadbury Leinster U21FC opener.

Colin Kelly's Louth did as they pleased to set up a quarter-final meeting with Longford next week. The game was over as a contest by the 10th minute when Ruairi Moore's goal helped the visitors to a 1-8 to 0-0 lead.

Louth went on to lead by a staggering 1-21 to 0-0 at half-time and Kilkenny - who had only 15 players available for the game - had to wait until the 33rd minute for their opening score from a Brian Byrne free. The winners emptied the bench in the second half and had no fewer than 14 players on the scoresheet by time the slaughter was complete.

Louth - J. Flanagan; C. Murray, D. Campbell, T. Hand, M. Neary, P. Reilly, E. Duffy (0-1), E. O'Connor (0-3), S. O'Hanlon (0-4), R. Moore (1-1), C. Bellew (1-5), P. Kirwan (0-3), B. Rogan (1-4), W. Woods (0-4), B. Berrill (0-5). Subs: N. Devlin (0-3) for O'Connor, D. Kirwan for Berrill, E. O'Neill (1-1) for Moore, S. MacMahon (0-1) for Hand, B. Hamilton (1-2) for Woods

Kilkenny - G. Smith; D. Brennan, N. Kenny, N. Cullinane, D. Wilson, K. O'Brien, K. Delaney, K. Bergin, E. Walsh, L. Blanchfield, B. Byrne (0-2), A. Fogarty, J. Fennelly, D. Kelly, A. Foley.

Ref - J. Hickey.

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