Kildare's All Time Greats

WATCH: Leinster Leader sports editor Tommy Callaghan draws the Round 2 matches in our Kildare's All Time Greats poll

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Leader reporter


Leader reporter


The Round 1 votes are in and there were a fair few shocks in our Kildare's All Time Greats poll.

Influencer and denim designer Pippa O'Connor was soundly beaten by St Brigid, while mythical warrior and legend Fionn MacCumhaill outpolled Rathangan writer Maura Laverty.

There were fallers among Kildare's top sportsmen, with Ruby Walsh, Dermot Weld, Johnny Doyle and Glenn Ryan failing to make it through to the second round. Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton beat out Newbridge bard Christy Moore.

Kildare town comedian Aisling Bea topped our polls this week for the number of votes she received, and beat out rebel John Devoy. Bea ran a hilarious social media campaign and even got Desperate Housewives star Teri Hatcher to back her campaign.

We are now pitting our nominees head-to-head in the second round, and you will choose who gets through to the semi-finals and, ultimately, the final and be crowned Kildare's All Time Great.

Find out who's on our shortlist of nominees and read their profiles and GET VOTING FOR YOUR FAVOURITES by clicking here. Second round voting closes midnight next Thursday, February 7.



1: St Brigid v Arthur Guinness

2: Orla Tinsley v Kathleen Lonsdale

3: Aisling Bea v Jonathan Irwin/Mary Ann O'Brien 

4: Ernest Shackleton v Fionn MacCumhaill.

Vote here from Friday night! The Round 2 polls close at midnight on Thursday, February 7.