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Weds Lunch Sport: New Kildare Club Championship Format; Cartier Merit Award for Jockey Pat Smullen

: 11/13/2019 - 12:47

Last night’s GAA County Board meeting approved a new format for next year’s senior and intermediate football championships.

The main feature of the new system is that there will be a 16 team open draw first round in each championship, with the 8 winners status being guaranteed for the following season.

Following the first round, further open draws will take place to assign the winners and losers to various groups, who will then play each other to decide final Group places, followed by Quarter and semi finals.

The full structure is on our website and twitter @kfmsport.

The draw for next season’s Keogh Cup hurling has pitched Kildare in the same group as Down and Offaly.

Kildare will open away to Offaly on Sunday, December 1st at 2pm.

They’ll be home to Down the following Sunday, December 8th

The other group includes Wicklow, Meath and Antrim

In the Brother Bosco Cup Leinster Colleges senior football A championship today, Patricial Newbridge are just underway vs St. Benildus College.

U17 B Football Championship
Newtown Gaels 2-12 Kilcock 0-16

2019 U17 D Football Championship
Abbey Rangers 5-11 St. Vincents 5-11

Tottenham youngster Troy Parrott will make his first start for the Republic of Ireland against New Zealand tomorrow night.

Celtic's Lee O'Connor will also make his debut while Shamrock Rovers midfielder Jack Byrne is set to start.


The Republic of Ireland under-19's Euro 2020 qualifier away to Switzerland has been postponed until tomorrow due to snow in Salzburg.

Jason Smyth is through to this afternoon's T-13 100-metres final at the World Para Athletics Championships in Dubai.

The five-time Paralympic champion clocked 10-84 in winning his heat this morning.

Smyth is going for a fifth world medal

Pat Smullen says it's "humbling" to have been honoured at racing's Cartier awards.

The nine-time former flat jockey champion received the Merit Award last night in recognition of his fundraising efforts for cancer research.

Smullen, who has been battling pancreatic cancer for the last two years, has helped to raise over two-million euro for cancer trials this year.

Douvan will make his long awaited return at Clonmel tomorrow afternoon.

The Willie Mullins-trained nine-year-old will end a 569-day absence to run in the Grade 2 Clonmel Oil Chase.



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