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Lunch Update: Mixed Weekend for Kildare GAA; France Bringing Jules Home; KDFL's Monread Win Again

: 07/16/2018 - 12:59

A mixed weekend for Kildare GAA.

Defeat for Kildare yesterday for the senior footballers against Monaghan in the opening Super 8 game.

Despite an early Daniel Flynn goal and other good chances not taken, Kildare trailed 0-10 to 1-5 at the break.

Monaghan were never lead in the 2nd half, and despite Eamonn Callaghan, in his 16th season with Kildare, reducing the deficit to one point in injury time, Monaghan closed the scoring to win by 2 points.

Here’s manager Cian O’Neill

cian_post_monaghan.wav, by Clem Ryan

Galway beat Kerry for the first time in 53 years by 1-13 to 1-10.

Kildare will now play Galway in Series 2 next Sunday in St. Conleth’s Park.


The weekend overall was a success.

The minor footballers beat Wicklow on Friday night to reach the Leinster final, which will be played in Tullamore next Saturday at 2 o’clock.

On Saturday, the U20’s beat Kerry in the All Ireland semi final; the final is in Croke Park on August 5th.

And, Kildare are also All Ireland Minor B Ladies football champions.  In yesterday’s final in Moate, they beat last years finalists Roscommon by 2-15 to 2-6.

Player of the Match was Lauren Murtagh – daughter of jockey legend, Johnny.

Defeat though for the seniors who lost their 1st round All Ireland Intermediate championship game to Wexford by 3-9 to 1-6

This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.15, will have reports and post match interviews from the various games over the weekend.

Fixtures: Mon all games 8pm

Reserve A Football Championship:

Clane V St Laurence's in Ballymore Eustace,

Carbury V Athy in Ellistown,

Kilcock V Celbridge in Clane, (Please Note Venue Change)

Moorefield V Naas in Robertstown,

Sarsfields V Maynooth in Sallins,

Reserve B Football Championship St Kevin's V Confey in Johnstownbridge,

Under 17 Summer Football League Div. 1, first named at home

Aylmer Gaels V Celbridge

St Laurence's V Athy

Div. 2 Ballymore Eustace V St. Edwards

Div. 3

Athgarvan V Killard

Suncroft V Abbey Rangers


France will parade the Jules Rimet trophy (named after a French man) through the streets of Paris today.

The famous trophy will be on show on the Champs-Élysées .

Paul Pogba, Antoine Griezmann, and Kylian Mbappe all hit the back to the net following an own goal.

Croatia captain Luka Modric was named Player of the Tournament.

Kylian Mbappe won the Young Player Award.

Belgium's Thibaut Courtois won the Golden Glove for the best goalkeeper.

Harry Kane was awarded the Golden Boot, as the top scorer.


In the KDFL CR Wynne Feeds Senior Division, Monread stay top on 40 points to Suncroft's 30

Monread FC                      4             1             Castle Villa AFC

Rathangan AFC                 0             0             Caragh Celtic FC

Clane United FC                2             3             Redwood FC

Naas United FC                 0             2             Suncroft AFC

This evening's Kildare Scoreboard will have all the KDFL results and League tables.


Today’s racing is in Killarney from 6.00.

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