Murphy goal seals points as Carlow end Déise hopes

Carlow extinguished Waterford’s hopes of promotion at Fraher Field, Dungarvan on Saturday.

The hosts led just once when Gary Hurney opened the scoring with a fourth minute point, but it was Carlow who went in at the break with a deserved 0-6 to 0-5 advantage.

Three rapid-fire points on the restart consolidated the victors’ position, and they put the issue beyond doubt when their outstanding player, Brendan Murphy, finished off a great move with a goal seven minutes from time.

To compound Waterford’s misery, Gary Hurney was dismissed on a straight red in the final seconds.

Scorers for Carlow: Brendan Murphy (1-1); D. St. Leger (0-4, 1 free, 1 45’) Brian Murphy (0-3, 1free); JJ Smith (0-3, 2frees); K. Jackson (0-2); E. Finnegan, P. Reid (0-1) each.

Scorers for Waterford: G. Hurney (0-8, 5frees); P. Hurney (0-2); S. O’Hare, T. Grey (0-1) each.

CARLOW: T. O’Reilly; B. J. Molloy, C. Lawlor, B. Kavanagh; D. Mulvany, S. Redmond, T. Bolger; Brendan Murphy, D. Foley; E. Ruth, P. Reid, E. Finnegan; Brian Murphy, JJ Smith, D. St. Leger.

Subs: S. Gannon for Finnegan (56); K. Jackson for Foley (56); D. Hayden for Brian Murphy (60); G. Nolan for Mulvany (67); C. Murphy for Reid (67).

WATERFORD: K. Cotter; M. O’Gorman, T. O’Gorman, K. Connery; T. Grey, C. Phelan, W. Hennessey; S. Ahearne, S. O’Hare; S. Fleming, P. Hurney, C. O’Keeffe; M. Ferncombe, G. Hurney, J. Veale.

Subs: S. Dempsey for Ahearne (ht); T. O hUallachain for M.O’Gorman (ht); C. McGrath for Fleming (ht); L. O’Lionain for P. Hurney (60); G. Kelly for Cotter, (inj, 60).

Referee: Conor Lane, Cork.

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