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Friday Lunch Sport: Calls for All Kildare Sport To Be Cancelled

: 08/07/2020 - 13:00

All sporting fixtures and events in Kildare, Laois and Offaly should be cancelled for the foreseeable future, according to Laois-Offaly TD and Minister of State for the Department of Finance Seán Fleming.

He says the region is facing a very serious Covid-19 situation.

He, also, says that residents of the three counties should avoid unnecessary travel out of the region in the coming days. 

Mr Fleming also said he believed all workers in all of the country's meat factories should be tested again at this point. 

There are four games in the Kildare SHC and the IHC and four in the Offaly SFC fixed for this weekend,.

The KDFL from this evening, and the Kildare and District Underage League have soccer fixtures, from Under-7 to adult scheduled in the coming days. 

There are horse racing in the Curragh on Sunday. 

Kildare North TD James Lawless agrees that sport in the county should be voluntarily cancelled for a number of weeks.



Manchester City will hope to reach the Champions League quarter finals tonight.

More than five months after the first leg, City take a 2-1 lead over Real Madrid into their second leg at the Etihad Stadium.

Lyon go to Turin with a 1-nil advantage over Juventus.

Both games kick off at 8pm.

Republic of Ireland international Richard Keogh has returned to football for the first time since his sacking by Derby.

He's signed for League One side Milton Keynes Dons.

The defender had his contract terminated after picking up a serious knee injury in a car crash, which resulted in former team-mates Tom Lawrence and Mason Bennett being convicted of drink-driving.

In the SSE Airtricity Premier Division.

Champions Dundalk go  to Dalymount Park to play Bohemians at 5.45.

St. Patrick's Athletic are home to Finn Harps at 7.45.

After the US PGA Championship opening round in San Francisco, Open champion, Shane Lowry, is 2 under par, three shots behind joint leaders Jason Day and Brendan Todd.

Rory McIlroy is even par and Graeme McDowell is 2 over.


At the World Snooker Championship, defending champion Judd Trump is tied at 5 frames apiece with Yan Bingtao in the second round.

Mark Williams and Stuart Bingham are tied at 10 frames all.


Last night’s local GAA result: Haven Hire Junior Hurling Championship Result: Celbridge 3-18  Ros Glas 3-9


The weekend fixtures:  Tonight Joe Fox Tool & Plant Hire Reserve Leagues, at 7.30, first named at home

 Div 3

Clogherinkoe V Ballymore Eustace 19:30, Referee: Michael Behan

Div 6

Johnstownbridge V Maynooth

Carbury V Naas Enright

Div 7

Moorefield V St. Laurence's

Rathangan V Raheens


The county senior and intermediate hurling championships begin tomorrow


Sat 08 Aug

Haven Hire Senior Hurling Championship

Venue: Newbridge, Leixlip V Naas 15:00, Referee: Raymond Kelly

Venue: Newbridge, Confey GAA V Clane 18:00, Referee: Niall Colgan

2020 Haven Hire Intermediate Hurling Championship

Venue: Newbridge, St. Laurence's GAA V Maynooth 12:00, Referee: Brendan Cawley

2020 Haven Hire Junior Hurling Championship

Venue: Maynooth, Maynooth V Broadford 18:00, Referee: Eamonn Kelly


Sun 09 Aug

2020 Haven Hire Senior Hurling Championship

Venue: Clane, Ardclough V Celbridge 15:00, Referee: Alan Lagrue

Venue: Clane, Coill Dubh V Éire Óg Corra Choill 18:00, Referee: Fergus Devereux


In the Kildare Senior Camogie Championship Round 3 – Sunday, games at 6pm, first named at home.

Johnstownbridge1 V St.Laurence’s

Celbridge1 V Maynooth

Clane1 V  Naas1


Intermediate Camogie Championship Round 2, also at 6pm

Group A

Kill V Athy

Moorefield V Rathcoffey/Straffan

Group B

Cappagh V Broadford

Leixlip V Kilcock


There's a seven-race card at Sligo this afternoon with the first off at 1 o'clock.

And in Tipperary from 4.10pm


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