FOOTBALL: Kildare 3-11 Wexford 0-8 (National League Division 3 Report & Reaction)

FOOTBALL: Kildare 3-11 Wexford 0-8 (National League Division 3 Report & Reaction)

Kildare made a blistering start to the National League beating last year’s All-Ireland intermediate finalists Wexford by 12 points in Shelmalier.

Neasa Dooley got two goals for the victors with Orlaith Sullivan also finding the net.

Dean Goodison reports.

Afterwards, Dean caught up with Kildare defender Claire Nugent.

Dean next got the thoughts of Kildare manager Sean Finnegan.

Finally, Dean spoke to Wexford joint boss Lizzy Kent.

Scorers – Kildare: Neasa Dooley 2-1, Orlaith Sullivan 1-1, Lara Curran 0-3 (2 frees), Aoife Rattigan 0-2, Roisín Forde 0-2, Mia Doherty 0-1, Gillian Wheeler 0-1.

Scorers – Wexford: Amy Wilson 0-5 (4 frees), Caitriona Murray 0-1 (free), Aisling Murphy 0-1, Aisling Halligan 0-1.

Kildare: Dervila McGinn; Claire Nugent, Laoise Lenehan, Fiona Troute; Mia Doherty, Lara Gilbert, Claire Sullivan; Aoife Raftigan, Grace Clifford; Roisin Forde, Lara Curran, Hazel McLoughlin; Neasa Dooley, Orlalth Sullivan, Sarah Munnelly.

Subs: Mary Hulgraine for Munnelly, Shanua Kendrick for C. Sullivan, Lia Reillly for Forde, Gillian Wheeler for Dooley, Lauren Murtagh for McLoughlin, Rachel Cribbin for Nugent, Lauren Burke for O. Sullivan.

Wexford: Deirdre Fox; Ciara Neville, Aisling Halligan, Amy Walsh; Orlagh Kehoe, Niamh Cloke Rochford, Anne Byrne; Roisin Murphy, Laura Bruen; Sherene Hamiliton; Caitriona Murray, Ellen O’Brien; Emma Tomkins, Ailing Murphy, Aoife Cullen.

Subs. – Amy Wilson for Bruen, Tara Doyle for O’Brien, Bernie Breen for Neville, Cathy O’Brien for Murray, Fiona Bennett for Cullen, Donna Doherty for Cloke Rochford, Abbie O’Connor for Tomkins.

Referee: Paddy Smyth (Waterford).