GALLERY: Dublin too strong for gutsy Carlow

The Leinster quarter-final finished 0-19 0-07 to Dublin

GALLERY: Dublin too strong for gutsy Carlow

©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

It was routine work for Dublin in the end, but Carlow put up a strong contest in this Leinster quarter-final clash at O'Moore Park.

There was a 12 point margin in the full-time scoreline but Carlow were in contention for much of the game, with just three scores separating the sides at half-time.

Turlough O'Brien's side were guilty of some wayward shooting at times, and the loss of the influential Brendan Murphy to a second yellow card left the underdog side with too high a mountain to scale.

Dean Rock finished with six points from frees, while Ciaran Kilkenny chipped in with three points to give Dublin just enough breathing space in the concluding stages, and send them through to the semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Dublin's Diarmuid Connolly could be facing retrospective disciplinary action for a clash with the linesman in the second half.

Image: Carlow's John Murphy and Shane Redmond surround Dean Rock of Dublin. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson

Image: Brendan Murphy sent off with a second booking. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Carlow's Sean Murphy blocks a shot from Dean Rock of Dublin. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Image: Carlow's Danny Moran with Con O'Callaghan of Dublin. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Image: Diarmuid Connolly on the ball for Dublin. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/James Crombie.

Image: Carlow's Brendan Murphy has a shot blocked by Jack McCaffrey. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

Image: Dublin's Cian O'Sullivan and Darragh Foley of Carlow tussle for possession. Picture Credit: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.