MATCH REPORT: Thirteen-man Carlow fail to get past Waterford hurlers in Fraher Field

Waterford 3-15 Carlow 0-10

Darren Hassett


Darren Hassett


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Source: Carlow GAA

Thirteen-man Carlow failed to get past Waterford on their away trip to Fraher Field after the Carlovians were beaten by fourteen points in Round Three of the Allianz National Hurling League.

A goal for each member of Waterford's full-forward line of Thomas Ryan, Stephen Bennett and Shane Bennett laid the foundations for the Déise men's victory. 

Carlow, who grabbed the headlines with a home draw to Galway in the previous round, struggled to get going and suffered a blow to their chances just before half-time with Martin Kavanagh limping out of action after 33 minutes.

Waterford players held their feet better and were in the lead 2-07 to 0-07 at the break.

Shane Bennett turned goalscorer in the 44th minute and there were more woe for Carlow after substitute Diarmuid Byrne was sent off for a reckless pull after 52 minutes.

With the advantage of the extra man, Waterford eased their way to the full-time whistle.

It took Carlow twenty five minutes to register their first score of the second when substitute Chris Nolan landed a point after 60 minutes. 

There was further misery for Colm Bonnar's side when they had a second player, Ger Coady, sent to the line in the 62nd minute for a second bookable offence.

It ended on a full time score of: Waterford 3-15 Carlow 0-10

Waterford: Billy Nolan, Shane McNulty, Conor Prunty, Noel Connors, Austin Gleeson , Michael Walsh, Jordan Henley, Jamie Barron (0-02), Colin Dunford (0-01), D.J. Foran (0-01), Mikey Kearney (0-01), Jack Prendergast, Thomas Ryan (1-01), Stephen Bennett (1-08, 0-07f), Shane Bennett (1-00).

Subs: Callum Lyons (0-1) for Jordan Henley (48), Shane Ryan for Thomas Ryan (52), Michéal Harney for Colin Dunford (59), Stephen Roche for Shane Bennett (64m).

Carlow: Damien Jordan, Michael Doyle, Alan Corcoran, Gary Bennett, Ger Coady, David English, Richard Coady (0-01), Jack Kavanagh, Jack Murphy, John Michael Nolan, Ross Smithers, Seamus Murphy, James Doyle, Denis Murphy (0-02,0-01f), Martin Kavanagh (0-04,0-03f).

Subs: Edward Byrne for Martin Kavanagh (33), Chris Nolan (0-1) for John Michael Nolan (37m), Diarmuid Byrne for Seamus Murphy (45m), Ted Joyce for Gary Bennett (48), Sean Whelan for Jack Murphy (53).

Referee: John Keenan (Wicklow)