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Thurs pm Strike: Kildare GAA Refs Consider Strike; SFC Relegation Semi This Evening; Stephen Kenny Hospitalized

: 09/12/2019 - 17:25

A Kildare GAA Referees strike could be imminent, according to an email received by Kfm Sport this afternoon.

The email states that “One of Kildare finest and most accomplished GAA referees has stepped down from all refereeing duties due to a lack of respect shown to all referees by Kildare County Board over the last couple of days.

The referees as a group have raised a number of key issues that they feel need to be address, but the County Board doesn't seem to have the appetite or desire to address them to their satisfaction.

They are holding a meeting and an all out strike will be up for debate”, the email concluded.

Another busy weekend of club football championship action begins this evening.

Due to a bereavement in the Kill Club, the Pittman Traffic Intermediate  Football Championship Relegation Semi Final, Kill v Suncroft, which was due to take place in Hawkfield this evening will now take place next Monday at 8pm in Manguard Plus, Hawkfield.
Hawkfield Pitch 1 is the venue this evening for the other relegation semi final: Ellistown V Kilcullen at 8 o’clock.

The senior and intermediate quarter finals are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday.  

Kfm will have live updates from the 8 quarter finals, in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas.

We’ll also broadcast the live Draw for the semi finals on Sunday evening at 6.45pm

Mike Quirke is poised to be named the next Laois senior football manager.

The four-time All Ireland-winner with Kerry is the preferred candidate of the O'Moore county's selection committee.

Fellow Kerryman John Sugrue stepped down after their round 4 qualifier exit to Cork in July.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 manager Stephen Kenny has remained in Sweden after becoming unwell as his squad made their way home from Tuesday night's European Championship qualifier in Kalmar.

Kenny, 47, was examined by the FAI's medical staff who decided it was in his best interests to stay behind for treatment at a local hospital.

He's expected to be well enough to return home in the coming days

 Holders Dundalk will be away to Sligo Rovers in the semi finals of the FAI Cup, following the draw this morning.

Shamrock Rovers will play Crumlin United or Bohemians, who play their quarter final next Monday.


The KDFL has been drawn in the same group as the Kilkenny League & the United Churches League in the FAI Oscar Traynor Inter-League Trophy.

They will be home to Kilkenny and away to UCL, with the top 2 qualifying for the last 32.

Gavin Moynihan is four-shots off the lead on the opening day of the KLM Open.

He's in the clubhouse on 2-under following a round of 70 in Amsterdam.

Padraig Harrington shot a 1-under round of 71.




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