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Friday Lunchtime Sport, with Joe Mallon Motors, Sallins Rd, Naas

3 Kildare GAA teams in weekend action; Kildare Hurling Team named; Haaland is Writers Player of the Year, 3 Provinces URC semi finals teams named. Reminder: Weekend Preview, 6.30pm, of all the weekend sport, including manager interviews

 

A major weekend for Kildare hurling and football teams.

Tomorrow, the U20 play Sligo in the All Ireland final in Breifne Park, Cavan at 1.30pm

Kfm will have commentary with Ger McNally and Philie Wolfe: coverage begins from 1pm in association with Johnstownbridge Service Station, Workwear and Topline Shop

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Also, tomorrow at 5.30 in Hawkfield, Kildare senior hurlers play Down in the Joe McDonagh Cup.

The losers will be relegated to the Christy Ring Cup

Kfm will have full commentary with Pat Costello and Seamus Dillon, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown

1 (GK)

 

Paddy McKenna

Clane

2

 

Niall Ó Muineacháin

Celbridge

3

 

Rian Boran

Naas

4

 

Cian Shanahan

Clane

5

 

Cathal McCabe

Maynooth

6

 

Simon Leacy

Naas

7

 

Alan Goss

Celbridge

8

 

Brian Byrne

Naas

9

 

Killian Harrington

Naas

10

 

Johnny Byrne

Coill Dubh

11

 

James Burke

Naas

12

 

Gerry Keegan

Celbridge

13

 

David Qualter

Maynooth

14

 

Declan Flaherty

Coill Dubh

15

 

Cian Boran

Naas

 

 

 

 

16 (GK)

 

Seán Burke

Naas

17

 

Cormac Byrne

Éire Óg Corra Choill

18

 

Richie Hogan

Naas

19

 

Jack Travers

Leixlip

20

 

Micheál Hogan

Maynooth

21

 

Drew Costello

Ardclough

22

 

Sean Christanseen

Clane

23

 

Mark Delaney

Coill Dubh

24

 

Paul Dolan

Éire Óg Corra Choill

25

 

Paul Divilly

Confey

26

 

Jack Higgins

Éire Óg Corra Choill

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Then on Sunday, Kildare women footballers are away to Wexford in the Leinster Intermediate Championship.

Kildare have already qualified for the semi final; the winners of Sunday’s game will top the Group.

Kildare captain Grace Clifford misses the game due to injury

Kfm will have live updates of the game with Seamus Dillon

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Stephen Cluxton has been named to start for Dublin in Sunday's Leinster football final against Louth.

The team has one change from the semi-final win over Kildare, with Cormac Costello at corner forward.

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Manchester City striker Erling Haaland has been voted Football Writers' Association Footballer of the Year.

The Norway international has scored 51 goals in all competitions since his summer move from Borussia Dortmund.


In the Airtricity League tonight, Dundalk will look to extend their unbeaten run to six matches tonight.

They play Cork City in Oriel Park

Leaders Bohemians host Derry City, Shamrock Rovers go to UCD and St Pat's play Drogheda.

 

In the Leinster Senior League this evening:

Celbridge Town Major Sunday 1  are home to Park Celtic at 8pm

Ballyoulster Utd Division 3, Sunday team are home to McKelvey Celtic 7.45pm

In the KDFLSenior Division Coill Dubh host Clane United 7.45pm,

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The Ireland women's team scored five tries in a comfortable win over France at the France Sevens in Toulouse this morning.

Amee Leigh Murphy Crowe scored three in a 27-7 win.

Ireland remain in contention to qualify for next year's Olympics ahead of their game against Australia this evening.

 

The United Rugby Championship semi finals take place tomorrow.

Connacht play holders Stormers in South Africa at 3pm Irish time.  Leinster play Munster in the Aviva at 5.30pm

Connacht have named an unchanged side from last weekend's win over Ulster

 

Leinster welcome back Robbie Henshaw and Ronan Kelleher.

Ireland forward Kelleher returns from a shoulder injury to play his first interpro' game since January, while Henshaw has recovered from a quad issue suffered before their Champions Cup semi-final win over Toulouse on 29 April.

Scrum-half Luke McGrath captains the team

Eadestown’s Jimmy O'Brien starts at full-back, with Tommy O’Brien and Dave Kearney on the wings.

Charlie Ngatai and Henshaw are the centres, with Harry Byrne and McGrath the halves.

Michael Milne and Michael Ala’alatoa pack down either side of Kelleher in the front row.

Ryan Baird and Jason Jenkins form the second row, while Max Deegan, Donadea’s Will Connors and Jack Conan are the back row.

 

For Munster: Mike Haley starts at full-back with Keith Earls and Shane Daly on either flank.

Craig Casey and Ben Healy start in the half-backs with Jack Crowley and Antoine Frisch the centres.

Athy’s Jeremy Loughman, Diarmuid Barron and Stephen Archer are the front row.

Jean Kleyn and Eadestown’s Tadhg Beirne start in the engine room with Peter O’Mahony, John Hodnett and Gavin Coombes in the back row.

 

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Seamus Power is nine shots off the lead after his opening round at the Byron Nelson tournament on the PGA Tour.

The Waterford man is two-under-par, with Seung-Yul Noh leading on 11-under.

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Stephanie Meadow is two-over-par heading into day two at the LPGA Tour's Founders Cup in New Jersey.

Sei Young Kim is the leader on six-under-par.

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Today’s racing is in Kilbeggan from five o’clock

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This evening’s Weekend Preview programme, from 6.30, will preview all the weekend sport, including team news and manager interviews

 

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