Hickey's goal key as Carlow hold off Waterford

February 04, 2023

Carlow's Niall Hickey ©INPHO/Evan Treacy

Carlow maintained their unbeaten start in Division 4 of the Allianz Football League after seeing off Waterford’s challenge by 1-11 to 0-10 at the SETU Arena in Carriganore this evening.

Niall Hickey’s 45th minute goal proved a crucial score in getting Niall Carew’s men over the line towards their first win of the campaign after having drawn with Wicklow seven days ago.

Ross Dunphy’s point was what saw the visitors leading at half-time (0-6 to 0-5) and a pair of Foley frees after the restart looked to have them on the right track.

Brian Lynch’s expert free taking helped bring the Deise men level before Darragh Foley set-up Hickey for the net at the other end. Lynch and Conor Murray kept the home side in touch until the finish but Carlow held out to condemn their opponents to a second defeat in as many games.

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