Johnstownbridge notched up their third in a row Kildare Camogie Division 1 League titles when they defeated Celbridge, in what was ultimately an exciting final as, Celbridge fought back from a seemingly hopeless position to give the Bridge supporters some anxious moments towards the end.
WILLIE Sunderland was a relieved man when the full-time whistle sounded in Arklow last Saturday, with the Kildare manager admitting that he feared that his charges were going to miss out on a place in the Christy Ring Cup semi-finals after Wicklow had reeled in nine point deficit to restore parity two minutes from time.
KILDARE minor hurlers went into Saturday’s clash against Kilkenny as overwhelming outsiders and with The Cats findig the Kildare net three times inside the opening seventeen minutes the result was known long before the long whistle arrived.
regardeD as one of the greatest players ever to don the white of Kildare, Dermot Earley has annnounced that due to continuous injury, he is to call a halt to his glittering inter county career, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
Kildare minor footballers had a comprehensive win over Offaly in the quarter final of the Leinster MFC at St. Conleth’s Park on Saturday, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
County champions, Sarsfields, had little difficulty in opening a successful defence of their senior championship with a comfortable 1-19 to 1-5 win over a gallant Ballymore Eustace at St. Conleth’s Park, on Saturday evening, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
The 2013 Kildare football championship opened on Friday evening (10 May) with three games down for decision, two in the Joe Fox Tool & Plant Hire IFC and one in the Tom Cross JFC.
LOTS of positives, in as much as one can take positives from such games, but certainly Kildare and Kieran McGeeney can be well satisfied with this five point win over Galway on Sunday last played at Moorefield grounds to mark the official opening of the club’s magnificent new facilities.
kildare minor hurlers had to sweat somewhat in the closing stages of this Leinster MHC Round 2 game against Carlow in Carlow on Saturday before booking their place in the quarter final and a date with hurling aristocrats Kilkenny.
HAPPY enough was Kieran McGeeney on Sunday following Kildare’s victory over Galway at a game played in Moorefield to mark that club’s official opening by GAA President, Liam O’Neill of their new clubhouse and facilities, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.
CLUB Kildare launched its annual fund raising draw last week and what an opportunity this presents for Kildare supporters (and others) as the top prize on offer is ownership of a race horse for a year with all winnings going to the lucky winner.
IT COULD be last year, the year before, the year before that and as far back as you care to remember.
MOOREFIELD, the oldest GAA Club in Co. Kildare, will host a festival of Gaelic games planned for this weekend (Saturday 4, Sunday 5 and Bank Holiday Monday 6 May) as they celebrate the official opening of their impressive new clubhouse, new main pitch alongside their floodlight pitch and other ancillary facilities.
A last minute free from the boot of Edel Concannon cost Kildare a place in the Tesco HomeGrown NFL Division 2 final. After falling to an early seven point deficit it looked as if Galway had this game under control but two goals in sixty seconds from Gillian Behan and Maria Moolick hauled Kildare right back into the fixture kicking and screaming.
THIS coming weekend is a big weekend for Kildare Camogie with two teams involved at the business end of national competitions.
KILDARE expect to be at full strength for this Saturday afternoon’s Christy Ring Cup opener against Mayo at St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge (3pm).
THIS Leinster Leader SFL Division 1 local derby between Sarsfields and Moorefield had absolutely everything. Seven goals, laced with drama from the first minute to the 63rd minute of play when the Sash, having been under the cosh for much of the second half, managed to hit a spectacular winner when Robbie Confrey found the Moorefield net for the third time to take the points on offer by a single point and thus end Moorefield’s unbeaten run of 2013.
JUNIOR Football Championship Rd 1
On a wet day in Mountmellick the Kildare Senior ‘B’ team saw their league campaign come to a disappointing end as they failed to register a single point against the local rivals Carlow.
A second half fight back from the Deise tried to scupper what turned out to be a very success day for Kildare Camogie. A stunning first half performance from full-forward Susie O’Carroll, in this Irish Daily Star National Camogie Division 2 semi final, which saw her hit all of her sides first half scores finally secured Kildare a place in the final against Limerick.
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