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Kilcock ready for epic

The eagerly awaited draw for the semi-finals of the Over 35 Cup was held at the exectuive committee meeting on Thursday.

County Offaly side Derry Rovers, who are currently in second place in the Pat McBride Construction League, will play host to Kilcock Celtic, who have won just one of their nine outings.

In the other semi Castle Villa, who are in joint third in the League with two games in hand entertain old foes Coill Dubh AFC.

Both sides contain many stars of past epic battles at junior level and should make for a cracking tie.

Ref Maloney to run the line for Aviva opener

Popular Kildare League referee Martin Moloney has been appointed as an assistant referee for the upcoming friendly game at Aviva Stadium between Manchester United and the Airtricity League.

This will be the first game at the fabulous new home of Irish Football and the honour is a well deserved one for Martin. Congratulations from all in the league.

A meeting of the Kildare / Laois Branch of the ISRS will take place in the Hazel Hotel on Monday 26th. July commencing at 8.0pm. Full attendance is essential.


The fourth annual John McLoughlin Memorial five-a-side tournament takes place in Prendergast Park, Coill Dubh, on Saturday, August 7. Entry is €100 per team of seven members and prize money is guaranteed at €1000. Clubs wishing to enter should contact John McLoughlin at 0879642100 or Trevor at 0876661040.

All clubs are reminded that players who are sent off must serve an automatic one-game ban in their next competitive game. In an effort to ensure that this rule is adhered to, we intend to circulate the results of the league's weekly disciplinary hearing to each club secretary by email every Friday. The league is also carrying out spot checks on match cards each week to ensure that the players listed are properly registered.

Spot checks will be carried out each week on match cards against filed Registration Forms. As in previous seasons players may be required to sign a Signature Check List prior to kick off at selected games. It is mandatory that all players on your squad sign this form when requested to do so by a Match Official All players must be registered not later than Friday in order to be eligible to play on Sunday. Registrations, accompanied by the relevant fee should be sent to Mr Tom Stanley, Honorary Registrar KDFL, Apt 2 Willow Square, Primrose Gate, Hazelhatch Rd. Celbridge, Co Kildare. Clubs who do not register their players in accordance with rule and submit proof that they hold a valid Public Liability Policy will forfeit their fixtures.

Free weekends will be granted only in exceptional circumstances and must be applied for ten days in advance. The application may be by email or in writing (not by text).