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Friday AM Sport: Kildare GAA Referees Strike May Be Imminent.

: 09/13/2019 - 08:26

A Kildare GAA referees strike could be imminent, according to an email received by Kfm Sport yesterday 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 addressed , 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.

Kfm understands that Fergal Barry is the referee who has stepped down.


The Dublin and Kerry senior football management teams have big calls to make ahead of tomorrow's All Ireland senior football final replay at Croke Park.

Kerry boss Peter Keane has to decide what roles Tommy Walsh and Killian Spillane will play, while his Dublin counterpart Jim Gavin has to weigh up the involvement of Diarmuid Connolly and Bernard Brogan.

Gavin was asked by Dubs TV what lessons were learned from the drawn game:

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It's reported that Davy Fitzgerald is rated as '50-50' to stay on as manager of the Wexford senior hurlers.

There is believed to be interest from Galway in the former All Ireland winning boss.


In local GAA, due to a bereavement in the Kill Club, the Pittman Traffic Intermediate Relegation Semi Final, Kill v Suncroft, which was due to take place last evening will now take place next Monday at 8pm in Manguard Plus, Hawkfield.

In the other relegation semi final: Kilcullen retain their Intermediate status after beating Ellistown 16 points to 1-11.

The senior and intermediate quarter finals & junior semi finals are scheduled for Tomorrow and Sunday.  

Kfm will have live updates, in association with Pat Keogh Skoda, Ballybrittas.

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


Bohemians can strengthen their grip on third spot in the SSE Aitricity League Premier Division tonight.

They welcome Waterford to Dalymount Park for a 7.45 start.

Elsewhere, St Patrick's Athletic take on UCD and Sligo Rovers meet Finn Harps.

A win for Shelbourne away to Drogheda United will clinch the First Division for the Dublin outfit and guarantee their promotion.


In the FAI Intermediate Cup, Newbridge Town are away to St. Pat’s YC at 8pm this evening.

In the Leinster Senior League this evening, Leixlip Utd are home to UCD at 7.45.

This morning’s Kildare Today at 10.45 & this evening’s Weekend Preview from 6.25 pm will analyze the weekend Kildare action.


Play began in The Solheim Cup between Europe and the United States, at ten past eight this morning, at Gleneagles in Scotland.

Europe haven't won the trophy in six years.


Gavin Moynihan is the leading Irish player on 2 under par with the second round of the KLM Dutch Open underway.

Callum Shink-win leads on 6 under.


And the Harvest Festival at Listowel continues today, off at 1.55.


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