Opposition: Kerry, Clare (Won 2)
Average conceded: 0-13
Goals conceded: 0
Best Day Out: v Kerry ( Munster semi-final). Paul Galvin and Kieran Donaghy replaced; Kerry scoring only three points in the final quarter; Kerry's starting six forwards scoring only six points between them. A job well done by the Cork defence, although they did concede goal openings earlier on, which produced nothing, due to a combination of good goalkeeping and poor finishing.
Worst Day Out: Not really applicable since they shackled Kerry so well and were never in any trouble against Clare in the Munster final.
Goalkeeper: Alan Quirke (right). He made some excellent saves against Kerry and remarked calmly afterwards: "That's what a goalkeeper is there to do." He does it better than most.
Main Man: Michael Shields. A versatile sort who is often asked to mark the main threat from the opposition forward line.
Question Mark: The average age of the half-back line (Noel O'Leary, Graham Canty, Paudie Kissane) is 31 years, 3 months. Any sprinters interested in taking them for a run?
Look Out For: See last line! Kildare will inject as much pace as they can around the Cork half-back line in the hope that it breaks the first barrier and lets the inside forward loose on Michael Shields, Ray Carey and Eoin Cadogan.