Kildare 0-24 Monaghan 1-12
Kildare have it all to play for heading into the final round of games next weekend after this huge win over Monaghan in Newbridge left them with an outside chance of making the Division One final.
That would be an unlikely bonus for Glenn Ryan’s team and their focus will remain on getting a result away to Mayo that will ensure they don’t face an immediate return to Division Two, and on the basis of this performance they have every chance of doing that.
They suffered a late blow when star forward Daniel Flynn was forced to withdraw through injury but his absence was scarcely noticed as Kildare raced into a 0-6 to 0-0 lead by the 12th minute.