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Allianz Hurling League: Division 2A round-up

Updated: Sunday, 23 Feb 2014 20:17 | Comments

John Meyler's men were convincing winners
John Meyler's men were convincing winners

Kerry stayed top of Division 2A of the Allianz Hurling League after an impressive victory over Kildare, while elsewhere in the Division Carlow and Derry claimed wins.

At Abbeydorney, Kerry were once again hungry in their 2-24 to 0-13 win over Kildare.

Mikey Boyle hit 1-05 for the hosts, 1-03 from play, with Boyle's goal coming in the 63rd minute.

Kerry were dominant throughout and wind assisted, held a 1-15 to 0-05 half-time lead, having led by 1-11 to 0-02 early on.

Kildare battled hard, but with Boyle, Jason Casey, Bryan Murphy, John Egan, Darragh O' Connell and David Butler impressive, the Lilywhites found it hard.

Kildare tagged on four late points following Boyle's goal, but it mattered little as Kerry held out for a 17-point win.

Carlow gave a strong second half display, as the reigning Walsh Shield champions powered to a 2-12 to 0-08 win over London at Dr Cullen Park.

The sides were level at 0-04 apiece at half-time, but John Meyler's side firmly threw down the gauntlet in the second half.

Level at 0-05 apiece and 0-06 apiece after half-time, a 47th minute Craig Wall goal opened up the game in Carlow's favour.

Wall volleying the ball in off his hurl, after a pass by Mark Brennan.

Marty Kavanagh continued to impress from frees and open play, and with Sean Murphy netting Carlow's second goal six minutes from time, London had no answer.

A brace of first half goals laid the foundations for a Derry victory by 3-11 to 0-08 over Westmeath at Cusack Park, Mullingar.

The hosts were reduced to 14 men early in this game, and were always on the back-foot.

Ruairi McCloskey, Michael Warnock and Liam Og Hinphey with the goals.

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