Kildare remain at the summit of the NFL Division 2B table as Tipperary had defender Sean Collum sent off in their 0-08 to 0-13 loss to the Lilywhites at Newbridge this afternoon.
Padraig Brennan scored nine of Kildare’s final tally to see them remain unbeaten after their first three Division 2B games.
Also unbeaten, and staying in second place are Wicklow who came from behind to gain revenge on Louth, who sent them out of the 2003 All-Ireland championship last May in a 4-12 to 2-07 defeat, as a 58th minute goal from Wayne O’Gorman gave them their second win.
Simon Gerard saw red for Louth in Ardee after what was great start for the Wee County, scoring a goal through Ollie McDonald in the fifteenth minute.
Despite scoring three goals, Waterford lost out at Walsh Park to Antrim, losing 3-08 to 1-16.
Kevin Brady netted for the Ulster men on 25 minutes, cancelling out a fourth minute effort from Waterford’s Pat Fitzgerald.
Liam O’Lionain, who helped his country to a first Munster U21 title last season, also found the Antrim net but three points in the final 10 minutes from the Saffrons’ Sean Kelly and Kevin Madden (0-02) helped Antrim establish their lead.
Although they almost lost it at the death as Waterford forward Conan Watt saw his goal bound shot deflected just inches wide.
A late Enda Muldoon goal almost robbed mid-table Down of their first win, but a run of three points from Gregory McCartan (0-02) and Liam Doyle saw out a 2-10 to 2-06 win for the Mourne men.
Midfielder McCartan was making a surprise appearance for Down following a period out with an abdominal strain.
Doyle had earlier netted for the home side in the first half, but Derry came back into the game through a Conleth Gilligan penalty just before the break, after full forward Geoffrey McGonigle had earned the spot kick.
Waterford 3-08 1-16 Antrim
Louth 1-08 1-11 Wicklow
Kildare 0-13 0-08 Tipperary
Down 2-10 2-06 Derry