Joe McDonagh Cup – Kerry v Carlow – Live score commentary

Joe McDonagh Cup round 4 Kerry v Carlow, it’s a huge game for both teams as the winner is likely to play the final against Antrim.

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Carlow have a chance to secure a place in the Joe McDonagh Cup Final with a game to spare this weekend. A victory against Kerry would see them leapfrog the kingdom in the standings. The Leinster side have a game in hand against the top two teams. As a result, Kerry need a win here to keep themselves in with a chance of making the final. Currently, they are a point in arrears to Antrim who defeated them last weekend. Kerry vs Carlow takes place on Saturday afternoon.

Kerry conceded three first-half goals to the northerners which proved to be critical. In contrast, they failed to take goal chances of their own. For example, a Shane Conway penalty miss left Fintan O’Connor’s side with too much to do.

In fairness, Kerry started the second-half very well. But, a ten-point deficit at half-time was too much to overturn, especially when Antrim kept the scoreboard ticking. Fionan MacKessy was shown the line in injury time for Kerry but the game was effectively over by then.

A week previously, Carlow edged out Meath to put them in a very strong position. The 2018 winners had drawn their opener with Antrim, making it a decisive game. Likewise, Meath needed a win. The Ulster team were given a huge boost when Marty Kavanagh scored a goal from the penalty spot. By half-time, Carlow had a six-point lead.

However, they couldn’t put their opponents to bed in the second half. Luckily, Meath’s accuracy let them down in the third quarter and Antrim remained ahead. Despite an injury time scare, Carlow prevailed. Now, they come into this game refreshed after a week’s absence.

Last year, Carlow were relegated from the Senior Championship after finishing last in Leinster. Colm Bonnar will be eager to guide his team straight back to the top tier.

With this being Kerry’s last chance to earn a place in the final, the home draw will suit them. On the other hand, Carlow know that a win here doesn’t end their charge. But, Bonnar’s side would rather seal their fate as soon as possible.

Paddy Power have Carlow at slight 11/10 favourites. Kerry are priced at 11/10 and a draw is 8/1.
<h3><strong>Joe McDonagh Cup Round 4: Kerry vs Carlow, Saturday, 21st November, 13:30 (Austin Stack Park).</strong></h3>

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Saturday 21 November

Leinster Football final
Dublin v Meath, Croke Park, 7pmClick for preview and live scores

All-Ireland Hurling quarter-finals
Clare v Waterford, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 3.45pm Click for preview and live scores
Galway v Tipperary, LIT Gaelic Grounds, 1.15pm – Click for preview and live scores

Joe McDonagh Cup round 4
Kerry v Carlow, Austin Stack Park, 1.30pm
Meath v Westmeath, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm


Sunday 22 November 

Ulster Football final
Cavan  v Donegal, Athletic Grounds, 4pm – RTÉ/BBC

Munster Football final
Cork v Tipperary, Pairc Ui Chaoimh, 1.30pm – RTÉ

Christy Ring Cup final
Down v Kildare, Croke Park, 4pm – TG4 YouTube

Nicky Rackard Cup final
Donegal v Mayo, Croke Park, 1.30pm – TG4 YouTube


Saturday 28 November

All-Ireland Hurling semi-final
Kilkenny v quarter-final winner, TBC, 6pm – RTÉ

Joe McDonagh Cup round 5
Westmeath v Carlow, TEG Cusack Park, 1.30pm
Meath v Antrim, Pairc Tailteann, 1.30pm

Lory Meagher Cup final
Fermanagh v Louth, TBC, TBC


Sunday 29 November  

All-Ireland Hurling semi-final
Limerick v Quarter-final winners, TBC, 4pm – RTÉ


Saturday 5 December 

All-Ireland Football semi-final
Dublin or Meath v Cavan or Donegal, TBC, 5.30pm – RTÉ


Sunday 6 December

All-Ireland Football semi-final
Mayo v Cork or Tipperary, TBC, 3.30pm – RTÉ


Sunday 13 December

All-Ireland Hurling final

Joe McDonagh Cup final


Saturday 19 December

All-Ireland Football final

Dublin v Mayo (Well that’s what Mayo people hope)



Kerry Club Football final East Kerry v Mid Kerry Preview

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Kerry Club Football final East Kerry v Mid Kerry  play in Austin Stack Park,  at 7 pm

Kerry vs Galway Division 1 GAA Football

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 20:55

Kerry – S Ryan; J Foley, G Crowley, G O’Sullivan; P Murphy, S Enright, G White; L Kearney, J Barry; G O’Brien, M Burns (0-2), S O’Brien (0-1); J O’Donoghue (0-2), D Clifford (0-6), P Geaney (1-2). Subs: D O’Connor for G O’Brien, T Walsh (0-1) for J O’Donoghue, D Moynihan for M Burns, K Spillane (0-1) for L Kearney.

Galway – C Gleeson; J Duane, S Mulkerrin, J Heaney (1-0); G O’Donnell, J Daly, C McDaid (0-1); R Steede, C D’Arcy; E Brannigan (0-3), D Comer (0-2), F O Laoi; R Finnerty, S Walsh (1-4), M Daly (0-1). Subs: S Kelly for J Duane, M Tierney for R Finnerty, T Flynn for R Steede, L Costello for F O Laoi, A Varley for M Daly, C McDaid (BC).

Referee – A Nolan.