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Kildare Footballers Begin Their Season Tonight & Kildare U21 Rory Feely Signs For Waterford Airtricity Side

: 01/03/2018 - 12:59

Kildare play Louth tonight  in the Bord Na Mona O’Byrne Cup at 8pm in Manguard Plus Kildare GAA Centre of Excellence.

The team is:

In goal, Aaron O’Neill, Carbury

Full Backs: Mikey Kelly, Round Towers; Mick O’Grady, Celbridge; Eoin Powderly, Kilcock

Half Backs: Daniel Courtney, Kilcock; Johnny Byrne, Allenwood; Kevin Flynn, Celbridge.

Centre Field: Kevin Feely, Athy and Luke Flynn, Johnstownbridge

Half Forwards: Fergal Conway, Celbridge; David Slattery, Confey; Mark Sherry, Two Mile House

Full Forwards: Brian McLaughlin, Clane; Chris Healy Two Mile House; Cathal McNally, Johnstownbridge.

Cian O’Neill will use this game and next Sunday’s match away to Longford to try out his panel, as unlimited subs are allowed.

Kildare play Dublin in their opening Allianz League Division 1 game in Croke Park at the end of the month.

Kfm will have live updates of tonight’s game with Ger McNally, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown, with team news at 7.50pm


Dublin begin their defence of the O'Byrne Cup this evening against Offaly at Parnell Park.

Paul Clarke will take charge of a second-string Dubs side which includes five players from last year's All-Ireland under-21 Football Final win against Galway.

In the other games Meath aim to make it two wins from two when travel to Carlow.

Kilkenny's defence of their Walsh Cup title begins against Laois at O'Moore Park tonight,

Pat Gilroy's Dublin play Meath at Abbotstown.


Ireland flanker Sean O'Brien is confident he'll be fit for Leinster's Champions Cup Pool 3 games against Montpellier and Glasgow later this month.

'The Tullow Tank' hasn't played since the Blues' win against Exeter at the Aviva Stadium last month.

He's been recovering from a hip injury


Munster's Tommy O'Donnell is facing another spell on the sidelines.

The flanker is to see a shoulder specialist and head-coach Johann van Graan expects for him to be 'out for a long time'.

Niall Scannell is out for around four to six weeks.

Billy Holland and Chris Cloete  will, also, miss this weekend's game against Connacht.


Munster centre Sam Arnold will find out whether he'll be suspended for their last two Champions Cup pool games today.

A PRO-14 disciplinary panel will meet in Wales later to decide whether to hand down a suspension following his red card in Reds' 24-17 loss at Ulster on Monday.

He's been cited for a 'dangerous tackle' on Ulster's Christian Lealiifano.

Munster have conceded 114 penalties in 12 league games this year and seen four players red carded.


Chelsea have the chance to move back up to second in the Premier League tonight.

The champions go to London rivals Arsenal, who they'll also play in the semi-finals of the League Cup over two legs this month.

Chelsea go into this evening's seven-points ahead of the Gunners


Ahead of the game, there are reports that Arsenal are willing to sell Alexis Sanchez to Manchester City in this transfer window.

The Chile forward is out of contract this summer


Rory Feely has signed for Waterford on his 21st birthday.

The versatile player, who is the younger brother of Kildare footballer Kevin Feely, joins from St Pat's.

He's the Blues' 16th signing ahead of their move up to the SSE Airtrcity League Premier Division.


Two soccer players from Milltown have been selected to represent Ireland at the Deaf Women's European Futsal Championship Qualifiers in Amsterdam next weekend.

Ciana Dunne and Shauna Hamilton have been named on the 14-player squad for the games which take place from this Friday to Sunday.

They play Italy, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands.

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