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Pete McGrath's Louth defeat Kildare by 8 points, while late rally sees Meath past Carlow

Tadhg McEnaney scored two goals for the Wee County.

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LOUTH BOUNCED BACK from an opening round defeat to Longford with a fine 2-11 to 0-9 win over Kildare in the O’Byrne Cup round 2 tonight.

The Lilywhites started with six members of last year’s Leinster final team in their 15, but it was Peter McGrath’s side raced into a commanding 2-3 to 0-1 lead early on.

Tadhg McEnaney bagged both goals for the Wee County, who led by five at half-time and cruised to victory after the break in Hawkfield.

Elsewhere in the Leinster pre-season competition, Meath scraped past Carlow on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-7 in Netwatch Cullen Park.

In a low-scoring game, Carlow trailed by 0-4 to 0-3 at the interval but efforts from Daragh Foley and Diarmuid Walshe saw them move ahead shortly after the turnaround.

The Royals were a point behind on 63 minutes, but late scores from Ben Brennan (two) and Donal Lenihan sealed the late win.

O’Byrne Cup round 2 results

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