Kildare advanced to their first Leinster Final since 2009 with victory over Meath in Tullamore on Saturday night.
Kildare lead comfortably 1-10 to 4 points at half time. The Kildare goal by Cathal McNally mid way through the half..
Meath reopened strongly kicking 4 consecutive points to narrow the gap to 5 points, but Kildare regained the initiative and closed the game with a Daniel Flynn goal with minutes remaining, to win by 2-16 to 0-13.
This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard will review the game with post match analysis by Peter McConnon and Johnny Doyle, and interviews with Cian O’Neill, Mark Donnellan, Eoin Doyle, Kevin Feeley, Cathal McNally, Fergal Conway, David Slattery, Paddy Brophy and Daniel Flynn.
Kildare will play either Dublin or Westmeath in the final on Sunday July 16th.
The Round 2A football qualifier draw was made today, first name at home on the weekend of July 1st/2nd:
Meath v Sligo
Laois v Clare
Mayo v Derry
Donegal v Longford
Sligo, managed by Kildare’s Niall Carew, might be forced to replay their All-Ireland qualifier against Antrim after it emerged they might have exceeded their quota of substitutions.
Sligo won the game by 22 points to 3-16 and are drawn to play Meath in Round 2 in Navan.
But, that game could be in doubt if it is shown that Sligo exceeded the six-substitution limit at Markiewicz Park on Saturday last.
There was a full program of league club football over the weekend:
MD Sports 2017 Senior Football League Div. 1 Round 9
Sarsfields 2-16 Clogherinkoe 0-08
St. Laurence’s 0-14 Celbridge 1-11
Confey 0-22 Carbury 0-14
Naas 3-09 Leixlip 2-11
Athy 1-11 Moorefield 0-14
Castledermot 2-18 Raheens 2-12
Div. 2 Round 9
Allenwood 2-15 Straffan 2-12
Clane 1-12 Johnstownbridge 2-07
Kilcock 0-15 St. Kevins 2-09
Maynooth 1-13 Monasterevan 1-06
Round Towers 1-24 Ballyteague 0-11
Div. 3 Round 9
Two Mile House 4-17 Ballymore Eustace 2-12
Milltown 3-14 Suncroft 1-12
Rathangan 2-15 Nurney 1-07
Eadestown 2-17 Sallins 0-16
Ellistown 1-08 Kill 0-11
Div. 4 Bottom Section Round 12
Castlemitchell 3-13 Ballykelly 1-12
Div. 4 Top Section Round 12
Kilcullen 2-18 Rheban 2-08
Robertstown 3-12 Rathcoffey 1-10
MD Sports Senior Football League Div 4 Cappagh V Caragh @ 8pm
Reserve Football League Div 3 Semi Finals: first named at home, both games at 7.30pm extra time if necessary
Ellistown V Rathcoffey
Eadestown V Kilcullen
Dundalk will be home to Norwegian champions Rosenborg in the second round, first leg, of Champions League qualifying.
The tie will be played on 11/12 & 18/19 July.
Celtic play the winners Linfield and San Marino’s La Fiorita.
Cork City play Levadia Tallinn away in the first round, first leg, of the Europa League..
Derry City play Danish side Midtjylland away in the first leg also.
Shamrock Rovers play Iceland’s Stjarnan away in their first leg.
In the KDFL, CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division leagers Caragh won 2-1 away to Woodstock.
2nd placed Suncroft were 3-1 winners at home to champions Liffey Celtick.
In the Pre mier Division, leaders Rathangan beat Bridge Utd/Eleson Utd 6 nil.
2nd place Monread beat Clonmullion 6-2.
***Full results and league tables in this evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.20pm
Munster rugby fans are awaiting clarification on the future of director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.
According to this morning's Irish Independent, Erasmus is set to leave the province and return to South Africa.
Rory McIlroy's disappointing showing at the US Open has resulted in him dropping a place to 3rd in the latest golf world rankings.
Hideki Matsuyama moves up to 2nd behind Dustin Johson.
US Open winner Brooks Koepka is up 12 places to 10th.
This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard will, also, review the Kildare/Meath game with post match analysis by Peter McConnon and Johnny Doyle, and interviews with Cian O’Neill, Mark Donnellan, Eoin Doyle, Kevin Feeley, Cathal McNally, Fergal Conway, David Slattery, Paddy Brophy