Wicklow led twice in the first quarter after Brendan McCrea had drilled to the net but led by the influential Foley, Carlow battled back to lead 0-9 to 1-2 at the break.
Carlow had a second-half penalty saved but it mattered not as they tacked on late points to run out winners.
Scorers for Carlow: D. Foley 0-4 (2fs), C Moran, C Wall, J Kennedy (1f), M Mullen 0-2 each, M. Fitzgerald, J Byrne 0-1 each.
Scorers for Wicklow: B McCrea 1-0, T Kelly 0-3fs, C McGraynor, D Woods, E Woulfe 0-1 each.
CARLOW: D Murphy; S Murphy, C Lawlor, J Kenny; J Byrne, B Lambe, M Doyle; D Foley, L Shepard; A Kenny, C Moran, M Fitzgerald; C Wall, J Kennedy, D O’Brien.
Subs: M Mullen for Fitzgerald, D Roberts for Wall, J Sutton for Moran.
WICKLOW: W Hender-Phillips; J Snell, P McLoughlin, K Hanlon; D Healy, M Mangan, M O’Brien; D Woods, J Merrigan; E Doyle, T Kelly, J Henderson; B McCrea, E Woulfe, C McGraynor.
Subs: B. Clarkson for Snell, A Murphy for E Doyle, K Murphy for J Merrigan, C Daly for Henderson.
Referee: Brian O’Shea (Dublin).