Kildare GAA is one of 12 county boards governed by the Leinster provincial council of the GAA in Ireland and is responsible for the administration of Gaelic games in County Kildare.
In a rivalry that stretches back half a century there is always a serious edge to any Kilkenny-Cork camogie final. Brian Dowling is meant to be lighting fires in his players and metaphorically burning blood-and-bandage effigies.
As Pat Spillane waxed lyrical about “footballing heaven” and pressed the default ‘cute Kerry hoor’ button to install Dublin as raging-hot favourites for Sam, Ciarán Whelan sought to place the first 35 minutes of this year’s Leinster final in perspective.
Kildare landed a famous victory over Dublin and heaped further misery on the misfiring Dubs with relegation now a real possibility for Dessie Farrell's men after they fell to their fourth consecutive Allianz FL Division 1 loss in St Conleth's Park this afternoon.
The rogue in Niall Buckley hasn’t diminished that much with the passing of time. He’s explaining where he’s based in the US these days, originally Chicago but more and more in Deerfield Beach, a town a few miles north of Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
It’s Newbridge or a road to nowhere for Dublin this weekend as Dessie Farrell’s beleaguered troops travel to Kildare to attempt to find their first Allianz League win at the fourth time of asking.
It had to be Kerry, didn’t it? Having lost Jack O’Connor in unexpected circumstances, Kildare’s first league match under new management has pitted them against the O’Connor-guided Kingdom. While the big opening game of the National League will be Dublin’s meeting with Armagh on Saturday evening, the following day in Newbridge offers potentially the spiciest dish of the afternoon.
They played U2’s song Magnificent as the teams left the pitch and that’s what this was, a truly outstanding game of hurling that Cork actually won twice in Croke Park to qualify for the All-Ireland hurling final on Sunday August 22nd against the champions Limerick.
Dublin football boss Dessie Farrell remains unconcerned about their patchy form en route to an 11th successive Leinster SFC title and is paying no heed to the narrative that his All-Ireland seven-in-a-row-chasers are slipping back into the pack.
The Kildare club championships will not now conclude until their inter-county teams complete their own seasons after the Government decision to maintain tight restrictions on the county for a further two weeks to help suppress the high number of cases of Covid-19.
The Irish Derby was the big loser from yesterday's Round 3 All-Ireland SFC Qualifier draw as Kildare's mouth-watering tie against Tyrone (5.0) on Saturday in Newbridge clashes with the nearby Curragh showpiece (5.20).
Kildare GAA have been criticised for fixing club games that clash with a number of big games involving their inter-county sides this weekend and one club is refusing to fulfill one of their fixtures.
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