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Kildare Footballers Derry Defeat; Hurlers and Women Footballers Top Their Divisions; Towns Cup Wins for Naas and Cill Dara; Basketball Superleague win for Leixlip's Liffey Celtics; Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25pm this evening: reviews the weekend Kildare sport: GAA, local soccer, rugby, Women’s Superleague basketball and racing - results, reports and interviews.

Kildare hurlers and women footballers both won on Sunday and top their respective Divisions

But, Kildare men footballers are licking their wounds again following yesterday’s 14 points defeat to Derry.

The result keeps Kildare 2nd from bottom of Division 2, with 3 games left against Louth, Meath and Limerick.

Derry and Dublin top the table on 6 points each.  Kildare are 2nd from bottom, below Clare on score difference.

Clare are minus 5, Kildare minus 27.

Next up for Kildare is Louth in Ardee next Sunday.  Yesterday, Louth beat Meath 1-15 t0 1-12

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Kildare women footballers are back on the winning trail and top of Division 3 on score difference

They had a 14 points winning margin: 3-17 to 2-6 away to Offaly yesterday.

Nessa Dooley scored 3-5 of Kildare’s total.

Kildare, Wexford and Louth are all on 12 points each, but Kildare’s score difference is 53, Wexford’s 22 and Louth’s 12

Next up for Kildare is away to Sligo on March 19th

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Kildare hurlers remain unbeaten and top of Division 2A, after three League games following yesterday’s win over Derry in Owenbeg

James Burke was top scorer with 10 points.

Kildare top the table on score difference from Offaly – both on 6 points

Kildare’s score difference is plus 25, Offaly are plus 19

Next up for Kildare is home to Kerry, who are on 4 points in two weeks time

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Scotland head coach Gregor Townsend insists his side have 'huge motivation' ahead of their Six Nations clash with Ireland on Sunday week.

The Scots are out of contention for the Grand Slam, but they will win the Triple Crown if they beat Ireland in Edinburgh.

In local rugby, it was Bank of Ireland Provincial Towns Cup 2nd round yesterday:

In a local derby: Naas 40, Newbridge 13

Cill Dara 12, Wicklow 11

In the Bank of Ireland Metropolitan Cup  Suttonians 41, MU Barnhall 44

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In the women’s Superleague, Leixlip Amenities Liffey Celtics were home to Universtiy Galway Mystics in Leixlip Amenities Centre on Saturday evening

The Celtics netted 100 points in a winning 100 to 85 scoreline, giving them a 3rd win in a row

Sorcha Tiernan top scored for Celtic.  Six Celtic players at least 15 points each.

Yesterday UCC Glanmire clinched the title for the 2nd year in a row.

Celtics have two tough games left to try and clinch a top four playoff spot.

Next Saturday evening at 7, Celtics are away to 4th place Waterford Wildcats at 6pm. 

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At the Honda Classic in Florida, Shane Lowry finished in a tie for fifth on nine-under-par, five shots off the winner Chris Kirk,

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Reminder to join Eoin Beatty and Clem Ryan on this evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25 for a review of all the weekend Kildare sport: GAA, local soccer, rugby, Women’s Superleague basketball and racing - results, reports and interviews.

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