Carlow looked like they were heading for a deserved victory after sub Eric Bambrick goaled in the 57th minute to bring the sides level. Ed Finnegan followed up with his second point and when Daniel St Ledger landed a monstrous free, Turlough O’Brien’s men were bound for a fantastic win.
It wasn’t to be though, as Fogarty rifled an unstoppable shot beyond Andy O’Brien.
Scorers - Kildare: P Fogarty 2-2 (0-1f); D Mulhall 0-3(2fs); D Whyte, P O’Neill 0-1 each
Carlow: E Bambrick 1-0; P Broderick 0-4(3fs); E Finnegan, D Foley (fs) 0-2 each; D St Ledger 0-1(f)
KILDARE: S Connolly, C Fitzpatrick, P Kelly, S Campbell, W Burke, K Murnaghan, C O’Shea, B Kinihan, G White, D Whyte, P O’Neill, D Slattery, D Mulhall, P Fogarty, S Hanafin.
Subs: S McNally for Murnaghan (ht), G Farrell for Fitzpatrick (ht), E Murphy for Slattery (46), E Callaghan for Kelly (54), C O’Donoghue for Burke (55), F Dowling for Mulhall (61)
CARLOW: A O’Brien; D Kinsella, S Redmond, K Nolan, J Kane, D St Ledger, B Kavanagh, S Gannon, D Foley, E Finnegan, C Moran, A Kelly, P Broderick, H Gahan, E Doyle.
Subs: D O’Brien for Doyle (ht), E Bambrick for Moran (53), M Fitzgerald for Kane (57), E Ruth for Kelly (63)
Referee: S Johnston (Louth).