Kildare Consign Dublin to Fourth League Loss On The Bounce

Kildare v Dublin - National Football League

Jimmy Hyland’s second half goal proves the decider as Dessie Farrell’s man lose fourth straight league fixture

Kildare v Dublin - National Football League

Kildare 1-12
Dublin 0-12

Kildare gave their relegation fears a boost this afternoon as Dublin’s fears increase. And with Dublin’s remaining 3 games all against Ulster opponents, it’s now an even steeper mountain to climb to save their Division 1 Football League status. And the games against Tyrone and Monaghan will be two of the toughest road trips Dublin will have faced in a very long time.

Decided by Jimmy Hyland’s 49th minute goal, leaving 6 between the sides, Kildare had done enough the secure their first league win. In the third quarter Dublin appeared to be coming into the game traling by four. The gap was closed to 3 after back to back Dean Rock scores. But Hyland palmed in the crucial goal from close range, knocking a nail into Dublin’s coffin.

With 0-04 from play Sean Bugler impressed for Dublin today, but the visitors trailed for almost the entire game. Initially the sides were level on four occasions but a strong second quarter from Kildare saw Daniel Flynn, Kevin Flynn ang Hyland push the lead out by 0-08 to 0-04 at the break.

Dublin did shade the early parts of the second half, but after Hyland got the ball over Dublin’s goal line, it was all but over for Dessie Farrell’s charges.

Scorers for Kildare:

Jimmy Hyland 1-05
Daniel Flynn 0-03
Ben McCormack 0-01
Kevin Flynn 0-01
Aaron O’Neill 0-01 (1f)

Scorers for Dublin:

Dean Rock 0-04 (4f)
Sean Bugler 0-04
Ciaran Kilkenny 0-02
Tom Lahiff 0-01


1. Mark Donnellan
2. Mick O’Grady
3. Shea Ryan
4. Ryan Houlihan
5. Tony Archbold
6. James Murray
7. Daragh Ryan
8. Aaron Masterson
9. Kevin Flynn
10. Con Kavanagh
11. Ben McCormack
12. Paul Cribbin
13. Paddy Woodgate
14. Daniel Flynn
15. Jimmy Hyland

Kildare Substitutes:

21. Jack Sargent for Kavanagh (31)
23. Kevin O’Callaghan for McCormack (temp sub, 39 – HT)
19. Brian McLoughlin for Woodgate (54)
26. Kevin Feely for Masterson (56)
23. O’Callaghan for Sargent (62)
22. David Hyland for Daragh Ryan (67)


1. Evan Comerford
3. David Byrne
2. Michael Fitzsimmons
5. Seán McMahon
19. Jonny Cooper
6. John Small
4. Lee Gannon
8. Brian Fenton
7. Tom Lahiff
10. Niall Scully
12. Sean Bugler
9. Brian Howard (Raheny)
13. Ross McGarry
11. Ciarán Kilkenny
15. Dean Rock

Dublin Substitutes:

21. Robbie McDaid for Lahiff (temp sub, 23-31)
18. Aaron Byrne for McGarry (48)
21. McDaid for Cooper (54)
25. Cillian O’Shea for Small (temp sub, 62-65)
14. Lorcan O’Dell for Scully (67)
26. Alex Wright for Howard (69)