Laois beat a brave Carlow in Leinster U21 hurling

Carlow lost out to Laois in the Leinster U21 Hurling Semi Finals by one point after holding the lead many times

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Wednesday 20 June
Leinster U21HC semi-finals

Kilkenny 3-20 4-05 Wexford, Nowlan Park FT

Carlow 0-14 0-15 Laois, Dr Cullen Park FT

Live score commentary
8:50pm Kilkenny win by twelve points. Chat you on Saturday for a great days GAA.
8:49pm We are going into injury time in Nowlan Park, Wexford were very disappointing tonight.
8:46pm Its was a brave fight from Carlow but they lose by the minimum.
8:45pm Jack Guiney gets his second GOAL in a matter of minutes for Wexford.
8:44pm Its a point for Carlow, they are only one down going into injury time.
8:43pm Looks like Carlow will need a goal, there is only two min plus injury time to play.
8:41pm Wexford put a better look on the score with a GOAL. Jack Guiney hits the back of the net.
8:39pm Laois go two points ahead.
8:38pm Carlow really deserve a draw against Laois, but sometimes the under dog gets no luck.
8:36pm Its only target practice for Kevin Kelly at this stage, he puts them fifteen up.
8:34pm Laois take a one point lead with nine minutes to play, who else but Stephen Maher.
8:33pm Kelly and Gaffney score for Kilkenny.
8:30pm Stephen Maher levels it up for Laois.
8:29pm Michael O’Regan hits a GOAL for Wexford.
8:28pm Carlow take the lead with fourteen minutes to play.
8:26pm To add salt to the wound, Wille Dereraux is sent off for a second yellow card.
8:25pm Two Kevin Kelly points add the woes of Wexford, thats 3-12 to 0-01 in last twenty five min.
8:24pm Carlow are back level with Laois, it really is a thriller.
8:23pm Carlow and Laois trade scores, only one point in it.
8:22pm Kilkenny’s P Walsh hits over another score. Cats now lead by 11pts.
8:21pm Poor wide from Aidan Nolan for Wexford.
8:20pm Disaster for Wexford, Walter Walsh gets a GOAL for Kilkenny.
8:20pm We have just thrown in for the second half between Kilkenny and Wexford
8:19pm Its Stephen Maher again for Laois, now they lead by one.
8:17pm Its a great start to the half for Carlow, they now lead by one.
8:16pm Carlow open the scoring in the second half, its all level.
8:03pm Laois go in one point up against Carlow at half time.
8:03pm Jack Aylward puts over a stunning point for Kilkenny, the lead by seven at half time.
8:02pm Jack Gorman gets Wexford’s first score in over twenty minutes.
8:01pm Great save by Richie Doyle on the Kilkenny goal line.
7:59pm Stephen Maher puts Laois two points up against Carlow nearing half time.
7:58pm John Power with a great point from play for Kilkenny, Wexford have fallen asleep.
7:56pm P Walsh with another score for the Cats, that is 2-06 without reply for Kilkenny.
7:55pm Stephen Maher puts Laois in front and Jeff Brennan gives Kilkenny a five point lead.
7:53pm Maher is keeping Laois in the match against Carlow.
7:51pm John Power GOALS for Kilkenny and Alyward gets a point, Cats now lead by four.
7:50pm Kelly levels it up for the Cats against Laois.
7:49pm Kevin Kelly for Kilkenny and Maher for Laois.
7:47pm After being six down, a Kevin Kelly free gets the Cats back to within two points.
7:46pm Carlow steady the ship with two points.
7:44pm Barry Carton GOALS for Wexford and Walter Walsh GOALS for Kilkenny
7:42pm Kevin Kelly opens the scoring for Kilkenny
7:42pm Its all level in Dr Cullen Park.
7:40pm Maher & Reddin hit over points for Laois, they are now only one behind.
7:39pm Jack Guiney hits over another score for Wexford.
7:39pm Stephen Maher opens the scoring for Laois.
7:38pm Carlow miss a great goal chance, they may live to regret that.
7:37pm Gary Moore puts Wexford three points ahead.
7:37pm Barry Carton doubles the Wexford lead.
7:35pm Laois are shell shocked, they are four points down after only five minutes.
7:34pm Michael O’Regan opens the scoring for Wexford against Kilkenny.
7:33pm Stunning start from Carlow agianst Laois, they lead by three
7:31pm Bookies make Kilkenny three points favourites over Wexford, Laois six points favs over Carlow.
7:30pm Both matches about to throw in.
7:20pm Carlow v Laois team news
CARLOW: B Tracey, B Lambe, C Lawlor, L Kinsella, J Corcoran, D English, J Doyle, A Kenny, C Wall, R Smythers, J Nolan, A McDonald, K Roberts, M Kavanagh, P Shaw

Laois- Eoin Fleming; Packie Flynn, Gearoid Burke, John Finane; Jim Fitzpatrick, Adrian Phelan, Nathan Unwin; David Freeman, Barry Dunne; Willie Dunphy, Pauric Lalor, Stephen Maher; Brendan Reddin, Neil Foyle, Darren King.

7:18pm team news
Kilkenny: D Walsh; J Corcoran, W Phelan, J Lyng; L Harney, R Doyle, B Kennedy; G Brennan, O Walsh; C Kenny, P Walsh, C Buckley; G Aylward, W Walsh, K Kelly.

Wexford: M Fanning; W Devereux, M O’Hanlon, A Nolan; M Moloney, C Goff, A Cash; A Nolan, D O’Keeffe; L Chin, M O’Regan, G Moore; J Hobbs, J Guiney, B Carton.

Saturday 23 June
Leinster SHC semi-final
Dublin v Kilkenny, Portlaoise, 5pm

All-Ireland SHC preliminary round
Limerick v Laois, Gaelic Grounds, 7.30pm
Wexford v Westmeath, Wexford Park, 7.30pm

Leinster MHC semi-final
Dublin v Kilkenny, Portlaoise, 3.15pm

Sunday 24 June
Munster SHC semi-final
Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 4pm

Connacht SFC semi-final
Mayo v Leitrim, MacHale Park, 3.30pm

Ulster SFC semi-final
Down v Monaghan, Morgan Athletic Grounds, 2pm

Leinster MHC semi-final
Wexford v Laois, Wexford Park, 3pm

Munster IHC semi-final
Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 2pm

Ulster MFC semi-final
Down v Monaghan, Morgan Athletic Grounds, 12.15pm


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