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Kildare Men's and Women's football teams named; Leinster make 12 changes for La Rochelle game

Glenn Ryan’s squad begin their All Ireland Group series on Sunday.

They play Sligo in Markievicz Park at 2.30pm.

Kfm will have commentary of the match with Ger McNally and Philie Wolfe in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown.

The team and subs is:

1

Mark Donnellan

Maynooth

2

Mick O'Grady

Celbridge

3

Shea Ryan

Sarsfields

4

Eoin Doyle

Naas

5

David Hyland

Athy

6

Kevin Flynn

Celbridge

7

Jack Sargent

Eadestown

8

Kevin O'Callaghan

Celbridge

9

Aaron Masterson

Moorefield

10

Paddy McDermott

Naas

11

Ben McCormack

Sarsfields

12

Alex Beirne

Naas

13

Paul Cribbin

Johnstownbridge

14

Darragh Kirwan

Naas

15

Paddy Woodgate

Raheens

16

Aaron O'Neill

Carbury

17

Darragh Malone

Allenwood

18

Ryan Houlihan

Moorefield

19

Brendan Gibbons

Kilcock

20

Kevin Feely

Athy

21

Barry Coffey

Sarsfields

22

Tony Archbold

Celbridge

23

Neil Flynn

Maynooth

24

Daniel Flynn

Johnstownbridge

25

Mike Joyce

Round Towers

26

Jack Robinson

Clogherinkoe

     

Separately, Dublin GAA tweeted yesterday saying that Kildare’s All Ireland series home game vs Dublin will be played in Nowlan Park, Kilkenny on Saturday, June 3rd; time to be confirmed.

Kildare’s final group game will be vs Roscommon, managed by Confey’s Davy Burke

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The women footballers have topped their Group and qualified for the Leinster Intermediate semi final.

On Sunday, they play Louth in Hawkfield at 2pm.

Kfm will have live updates with Seamus Dillon.

The team has is:

In goal: Mary Hulgraine

Full backs: Lauren Burke, Laoise Lenehan, Aoife Clifford

Half backs: Lara Gilbert, Ruth Sargent, Sarah Munnelly

Centre field: Grace Clifford, Aoife Rattigan

Half forwards: Claire Sullivan, Neasa Dooley, Roisin Byrne 

Full forwards: Ellen Dowling, Trina Duggan, Lara Curran

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This evening, Kildare GAA will sign the naming rights contract for the new St. Conleth’s Park.

The event takes place in St. Conleth’s Park at 5.30 and the name of the new name sponsor has not been officially revealed.

But, Kfm understands from reliable sources that the new Naming sponsor is ETEX Ireland Ltd, Athy, formerly Tegral

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James Lowe has been passed fit to start for Leinster in Saturday's Heineken Champions Cup final against La Rochelle at the Aviva Stadium

The wing hasn't played since suffering a calf injury in their quarter-final win against Leicester Tigers last month but comes straight back into the starting team, among 12 changes from the defeat to Munster in the URC semi-final.

Thirteen of the starting XV remain from last year's final defeat to Ronan O'Gara's side, with Ross Byrne and Dan Sheehan the two newcomers.

James Ryan captains the team, with Ross Molony in the 2nd row.

Andrew Porter, Sheehan and Tadhg Furlong make an all new front row, while Jack Conan is the only member of the pack to retain his place from last week, joined in the back row by Josh van der Flier and Caelan Doris.

Ross Byrne is named at out-half, with Jamison Gibson-Park in the half-backs.

Robbie Henshaw moves to inside centre, with Garry Ringrose at 13.

Eadestown’s Jimmy O'Brien is in the back three with Lowe and Hugo Keenan.


The European Challenge Cup final between Gloucester and Toulon takes place at the Aviva Stadium at 8pm this evening.

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Mikel Arteta admits it's been difficult to pick up his players after their Premier League title hopes were ended with their defeat to Brighton last week.

If Arsenal don't win at Nottingham Forest tomorrow, Manchester City will be crowned champions.

 

SSE Airtricity Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers play Drogheda United in Tallaght Stadium this evening at 8.

Derry City, who lie second, host UCD.

Dundalk versus Bohemians at Oriel Park,

Sligo Rovers to Cork City,

Shelbourne host St Patrick's Athletic at Tolka Park.

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Frankie Dettori will ride the Willie Mullins trained 'Stratum' in the Group 3 Saval Beg Levmoss stakes at Leopardstown this evening.

Racing begins at 4.40.

There's racing in Downpatrick from 5pm.

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Reminder to join Paul Power from 6.30 this evening for a preview of all the weekend sport, including manager interviews.

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