Kildare and Offaly will meet for the 38th time this Sunday

This Sunday Offaly and Kildare will meet for the 38th time, including replays, in the Leinster Senior Football Championship, writes Ruth Chambers.

This Sunday Offaly and Kildare will meet for the 38th time, including replays, in the Leinster Senior Football Championship, writes Ruth Chambers.

Their first encounter was at Geashill in 1905, Kildare won that game, and went on to win the next five meetings of the sides.

In fact Offaly’s first success against the Lilywhites didn’t come until 1940, but since then the balance has gone in favour of the Faithful County.

To date Kildare have won 17 games to Offaly’s 15 with five drawn.

The full list of previous meetings is:

1905: Semi final (Geashill) Kildare 1-6 Offaly 0-6

1908: First round (Jones Rd) Kildare 3-13 Offaly 1-0

1909: First round (Maryboro) Kildare 1-9 Offaly 1-6

1930: First round (Tullamore) Kildare 6-7 Offaly 3-3

1938: Semi Final (Carlow) Kildare 4-8 Offaly 0-6

1939: First round (Kilkenny) Kildare 2-11 Offaly 1-1

1940: Second round (Portlaoise) Offaly 2-6 Kildare 0-8

1941: First round (Tullamore) Kildare 2-5 Offaly 1-7

1942: First round (Newbridge) Offaly 1-6 Kildare 0-7

1948: First round (Portlaoise) Offaly 5-5 Kildare 1-8

1950: Quarter final (Portlaoise) Kildare 2-5 Offaly 1-6

1956: Semi final (Portlaoise) Kildare 1-8 Offaly 0-7

1957: Quarter final (Portlaoise) Kildare 2-10 Offaly 1-3

1958: Quarter final (Portlaoise) Offaly 2-9 Kildare 2-8

1961: Semi final (Portlaoise) Offaly 3-9 Kildare 1-6

1962: Semi final (Croke Park) Offaly 3-5 Kildare 2-6

1966: Quarter final (Portlaoise) Kildare 1-9 Offaly 2-6

Replay: (Portlaoise) Kildare 1-12 Offaly 1-7

1969: Final (Croke Park) Offaly 3-7 Kildare 1-8

1971: Final (Croke Park) Offaly 2-14 Kildare 0-6

1972: Final (Croke Park) Offaly 1-18 Kildare 2-8

1973: Semi final (Croke Park) Offaly 1-15 Kildare 2-6

1975: Semi final (Croke Park) Kildare 2-11 Offaly 0-11

1980: Semi final (Croke Park) Offaly 2-14 Kildare 1-10

1983: Semi final (Navan) Offaly 2-15 Kildare 0-6

1987: Quarter final (Tullamore) Kildare 1-8 Offaly 1-8

Replay: (Newbridge) Kildare 1-12 Offaly 0-10

1988: Quarter final (Newbridge) Offaly 0-13 Kildare 1-10

Replay: (Tullamore) Offaly 0-16 Kildare 0-10

1993: Semi final (Portlaoise) Kildare 2-14 Offaly 0-9

1999: Quarter final (Croke Park) Offaly 0-11 Kildare 0-7

2000: Semi final (Croke Pk) Kildare 1-8 Offaly 0-11

Replay: (Croke Pk) Kildare 0-17 Offaly 2-8

2002: Semi final (Nowlan Pk) Kildare 1-9 Offaly 1-9

Replay: (Nowlan Pk) Kildare 3-9 Offaly 1-14

2006: Quarter final (Croke Pk) Offaly 3-9 Kildare 0-15

2009: Quarter final (Portlaoise) Kildare 1-16 Offaly 1-10