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Friday Lunch Sport: Key Weekend For Kildare Hurling And Football Teams.

: 02/28/2020 - 12:38

 

It’s a key weekend for Kildare hurlers and footballers League prospects.

The footballers are away to Laois tomorrow evening at 7pm and must win to get out of the relegation zone.

The hurlers top their Division 2B table and are away to Down on Sunday in Ballycran at 2pm.

Kfm will have commentary of both games, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.,

This evening’s Weekend Preview from 6.25 will preview both games, including manager interviews

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Its also an important weekend for two Kildare Schools football teams.

Reigning Leinster and All Ireland champions, Naas CBS contest the Leinster semi final against Marist Athlone tomorrow at 1pm in Kinnegad.  Kfm will have live updates of the game.

Naas are going for 3 in a row Leinster and All Ireland titles

St. Farnan’s Prosperous play Ballybay Community in the All Ireland Senior D semi final in Darver, Co. Louth at 12 noon

The Annual GAA Congress begins this evening.

A new President will be elected this weekend.

Kfm will have live reports from the Congress during the afternoon.

 

Newcastle manager Steve Bruce says a decision will be made this weekend on whether Ciaran Clark requires surgery.

The Republic of Ireland defender's season has been ended by an ankle ligament injury picked up in their loss at Arsenal earlier this month.

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Norwich could really do with a win when they host Leicester in the Premier League tonight.

The top flight's bottom team are seven points from safety, with eleven games of the season remaining.

The visitors to Carrow Road are up in third - six points clear of fourth placed Chelsea.

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Last year's top two meet in the S-S-E Airtricity League Premier Division this evening.

Reigning champions Dundalk make the trip to Tallaght Stadium to play FAI Cup winners Shamrock Rovers.

Shelbourne host St Pat's, Derry City play Bohs: Finn Harps go to Cork.

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There's a repeat of last year's final in the Guinness PRO14 this evening.

Max Deegan starts for Conference A leaders Leinster in their match against third-place Glasgow at the RDS.

Conference B leaders Edinburgh play Cardiff Blues.

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PRO14 organisers meanwhile have confirmed their plans for any games cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

If a match is postponed and can't be rearranged then it will deemed a nil-nil draw with both sides receiving two-points.

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Shane Lowry is three shots off the lead heading into his second round at The Honda Classic this lunchtime.

The Open champion is back out on course from one-under-par just after half-twelve Irish time.

He's three strokes behind leaders Tom Lewis and Harris English.

Padraig Harrington tees off from two-over this evening.

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10-time Grade One winner Un De Sceaux has been retired following a ligament injury.

The Willie Mullins-trained 12-year-old enjoyed victories in the Arkle Chase and Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival during a glittering career.

He also landed two Champion Chases at Punchestown.

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