It was a frustrating and niggly game to watch, and the first half was particularly poor. There were 36 frees – one every minute.
And there were just six scores. Kildare took a 0-3 to 0-1 lead before Donegal squared the game at the whistle.
The second half was better…but not much better.
A late, late Mick Foley goal earned Kildare a share of the spoils.
The full-back bagged the only goal of the low-scoring Division 2 clash to tie the match 0-8 to 1-5.
The Donegal fans will have been disappointed to lose out on all the points but neither side deserved to win this awful game.
With the scores poised at 0-4 each with less than 15 minutes to go it looked like a draw was certain but a surge of points from Donegal pushed them into a three point lead before Foley struck to make the long trip home to Kildare a little shorter for the Lilywhite fans.
ALL TODAY’S RESULTS:
Allianz FL Division 1
Cork 1-15 Monaghan 1-12, Result
Galway 0-12 Mayo 2-14, Result
Allianz FL Division 2
Derry 1-07 Laois 1-21, Result
Donegal 0-08 Kildare 1-05, Result
Sligo 0-12 Tyrone 2-14, 2.30pm
Allianz FL Division 3
Cavan 0-13 Waterford 0-08, Result
Limerick 1-12 Offaly 2-10, Result
Tipperary 2-09 Westmeath 2-13, Result
Wexford 0-11 Louth 1-12, Result
Allianz FL Division 4
Carlow 1-11 Clare 1-10, Result
Fermanagh 0-13 Wickow 2-07, Result
London P-P Leitrim
Longford 4-24 Kilkenny 0-05, Result