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Lunch Update: Day 9 World Cup 3 games; Listen: 4 Kildare Teams in Action This Weekend from Tonight; Kildare Hurling Team Named

: 06/22/2018 - 12:25

Day 9 of the World Cup: Brazil and Costa Rica kick off at 1pm.

Following Argentina’s defeat last night, Pool D rivals Iceland will tighten their grip on second place in the Group by beating Nigeria in Volgograd at 4 o’clock.

Group E leaders Serbia could secure their place in the knock out stages by beating Switzerland in the 7 o’clock game.

 Kildare’s senior, junior and U20 football teams, along with the senior hurlers are all in championship action this weekend.

Beginning with the U20 footballers vs Carlow this evening at 7.30 in Netwatch Cullen Park


Aaron O’Neill



Mark Dempsey



Mark Barrett

Ballymore Eustace


DJ Earley



Stephen Comerford

Round Towers


Jason Gibbons



Ruadhan O’Giollain



Aaron Masterson (C)



David Marnell



Darragh Ryan



Padraig Nash



Tony Archbold



Jimmy Hyland



Brian McLoughlin



Paddy Woodgate


The manager is Confey’s Davy Burke, speaking after the win against Wicklow.

davy_burke.clip_2_post_wicklow.mp3, by Clem Ryan

Tomorrow, the senior hurlers play London in the Christy Ring Cup final in Croke Park at 2pm.

The Kildare team was named last night: 

In goal Paddy McKenna - Clane

Full backs

Cian Forde - Maynooth
John Doran - Leixlip
Paul Sullivan - Naas

Half backs

Éanna O'Neill - Coill Dubh
Mark Moloney - Celbridge
Mark Grace - Coill Dubh

Centre field

Niall Ó Muineacháin - Celbridge and Brian Byrne - Naas (Captain)

Half forwards

James Burke - Naas
Paul Divilly - Confey
Kevin Whelan - Naas

Full forwards

Shane Ryan – Naas,
Martin Fitzgerald - Ardclough
Jack Sheridan - Naas

The Kildare goalkeeper is Paddy McKenna

p_mckenna_post_semi_clip.mp3, by Clem Ryan

Tomorrow evening, at 7pm, the senior footballers play Longford in a Qualifier in Pearse Park at 7 pm

Neil Flynn scored 6 great points against Derry after coming on as a 46th minute sub

neil_flynn_post_derry.mp3, by Clem Ryan

Then on Sunday, the Junior footballers play Meath in the Leinster final in Croke Park at 1.45, in a curtain raiser to the Dublin/Laois senior final.

Kildare’s top scorer is Barry Noone

barry_noone_clip.mp3, by Clem Ryan

The Junior team is expected to be announced at 6pm today.

***This evening’s Weekend Preview programme from 6.20pm will have manager and player interviews from the four teams.

***Kfm will have live coverage of all four Kildare games this weekend.  U.20’s, Christy Ring Cup, Qualifier and Leinster Junior final.

Sports Special, Friday, 6pm to 9pm; Saturday, 1.30pm-9pm; Sunday, 1.45-9pm: All in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

Last nigth’s club results:  Reserve Football League Division 2 Semi-Finals

Raheens 1-17 Johnstownbridge 2-9

Carbury 2-13 Leixlip 2-9

Rory McIlroy is one shot off the lead heading into the second day of the Travellers Championship in Connecticut after a 6 under par opening round of 64.

Jordan Spieth and Zach Johnson share the top of the leaderboard.

Padraig Harrington is 4 under; Seamus Power level par; Graeme McDowell 2 over.

The Irish Rugby management is playing down fears that Sean Cronin will miss tomorrow's summer series decider against Australia.

The Leinster hooker sat the Captain's Run in Sydney this morning.

Management insists Cronin was kept off his feet after a heavy squad session yesterday.


Aidan O'Brien and Ryan Moore combine with Clemmie in the feature race - the Coronation Stakes - on day 4 of Royal Ascot.
There's racing in Limerick from 5.30 and in Down Royal from 5.45pm.

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