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Kildare Footballers Begin Their Season Tonight & Chelsea Could Go 2nd

: 01/03/2018 - 17:19

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.  Team news at 7.50pm followed by regular live updates from 8pm throw-in.


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.


West Brom have spoken to the FA about the incident which saw Jake Livermore go into the stands to confront a West Ham fan at the London Stadium.

Albion claim a comment was made about the England midfielder's baby son who died in 2014.

West Ham say they've identified the supporter.

David Silva says the premature birth of his son is the reason why he's missed games for Manchester City recently.

Silva played in the 3-1 win over Watford last night.

He hadn't been available for four of their previous five games before that.


Chelsea could go 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.

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


Kildare under 21 footballer Rory Feely has signed for SSE Airtrcity League Premier Division Waterford on his 21st birthday.

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


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.


Munster's Tommy O'Donnell is facing a long spell on the sidelines. The flanker is to see a shoulder specialist.

Niall Scannell is out for up to six weeks.

Billy Holland and Chris Cloete (pron: Clew-tae) will, also, miss this weekend's game against Connacht.

Munster centre Sam Arnold will find out later whether he'll be suspended for their last two Champions Cup pool games over his red card for a 'dangerous tackle' on Ulster's Christian Lealiifano.

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


The unbeaten Samcro has been ruled out of the Grade One Lawlor's Of Naas Novice Hurdle on Sunday.

The six-year old was an odds-on favourite for the race.

Owner Eddie O'Leary says Samcro had a bad scope.


REMINDER: Kfm will have live updates of tonight’s game with Ger McNally, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

Team news at 7.50pm and regular live updates

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