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It’s Kildare - v - Meath at Croke Park in the semi-final of the Leinster Championship this weekend - we’ve got views, interviews and predictions on the big game

It’s Kildare - v - Meath at Croke Park in the semi-final of the Leinster Championship this weekend - we’ve got views, interviews and predictions on the big game

Plus: win a chance to meet Voice judge Bressie at his concert this Friday at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Derby

In News:

* Blessington comes to a standstill as tragically killed soccer fan James Nolan is laid to rest

* Protest at County Council offices over Monasterevin waste facility odour

* Kildare’s Constituency changes - find out which TDs won’t be able to vote for themselves in the next elections

* Rathcoffey girl is Darwin’s Rose of Tralee

* Naas has new Mayor

* Twister hits Newbridge

* The latest on the White’s Castle sale saga

* Kildare town’s Derby Festival kicks off with a fun-packed parade

* Kenyan ambassador hoists green flag for Kildare town school

* Call for Kerdiffstown dump to be handed over to the public

* Naas men land massive marlin while on holidays

* Newbridge man offers reward for information on stolen bog oak

* Archbishop opens new Athy school building

* Meeting in Athy on submissions to ‘Fair Deal’ scheme

* In the courts: Horse treadmill handed over to the State; Bench Warrant issued over damage to Leixlip Garda Station; Tesco revise evidence in court case

In Entertainment and Lifestyle:

* Our bumper weekly prize crossword

* Kildare’s Valentine Black has Whelan’s showcase

* More Michael Jackson memorabilia back at Newbridge Silverware

* Discover Burtown House and Gardens in Athy in our ‘Into Kildare’ column... and get a 10% discount at Assaggio Italian Restaurant in Clane

In Sport:

* Hurling titles for Celbridge, Naas and St Laurence’s

* Picture special from Crookstown Millview inter-schools athletics day

* SFC Semi-Final Preview

PLUS: Fashion, schools news, business, motoring, property, Pet Rescue, local history and the most comprehensive community notes coverage in County Kildare

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