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Kildare Hurlers and Women Footballers Win; Big Week Ahead for Kildare U20's and Seniors; KDFL, Naas RFC Promotion Semi Final; Today's Racing in Naas 4.45pm. This evening's Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25 - a review of the Kildare Sports weekend - GAA, Soccer, Rugby etc. incl reports and interviews

Kildare hurlers continued their Christy Ring Cup campaign in winning style again on Saturday in St. Conleth’s Park

They beat Derry convincingly; who are reckoned to be the other strongest team in the competition, by 1-24 to 0-12.  Both sides are expected to make the final

Kildare, odds on favourites to regain the Christy Ring Cup, have remaining games away to Wicklow in a fortnight and at home to Sligo.

This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25 will review the game and the rest of the weekend sport: GAA, Soccer, Rugby and more

The Kildare minors played Antrim on Saturday in the Leinster preliminary Quarter final in Dowdallshill, Co. Westmeath

However, Antrim were winners by 1-14 to 0-6.  The northerners will play Offaly next weekend in the Quarter final proper

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Kildare GAA attention this week turns to Thursday night’s Leinster U20 football final: Kildare vs Dublin in MW Hire O’Moore Park at 7.30pm; and to next Sunday’s Leinster Senior Quarter final: Kildare vs Louth at 4pm in Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, Tullamore.   Kfm will have full commentary of both games.

In Ladies Football, It was another busy weekend for Kildare LGFA senior, Under 16 and U14 teams. 

Following a great win over Wexford last Sunday, the Seniors were away to Longford in the Leinster intermediate championship at yesterday in St. Helen’s GAA Drumlish.

Final Score Kildare 1-11 Longford 2-7 

Kildare’s next game is away to Carlow next Sunday

On Saturday: In the U16 Leinster B semi final, played in Rathangan, Kildare beat Westmeath 3-14 to 0-9

The final is against Laois on May 7th; venue to be confirmed

In the U14 All Ireland Gold quarter final in Dundalk Institute of Technology, Kildare beat Monaghan by 3-5 to 2-3

Kildare will play Limerick in the All Ireland Gold semi final on May 8th; venue to be confirmed

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In the Premier League tonight, Crystal Palace play Leeds Utd at 8.

In the Leinster Senior League Noel Ryan Cup, Maynooth University Town lost 2-1 away to Bluebell Utd.

On a happier note for Maynooth: Congratulations to Maynooth’s Conor Dunne who’s been selected at centre back on the Leinster Senior League Team of the Season.  He’s the only non-Dublin club player on the team.

Newbridge Town were away to Tolka Rovers in the LFA Youth Cup Final, but lost 3 nil

It was weekend 4 of the KDFL. 

KDFL Senior Division

Athy Town AFC                     1          0          Coill Dubh AFC

Clane United FC                    6          1          Ballycane Celtic

Kilcock Celtic FC                   0          3          Clonmullion AFC

Suncroft                                 1          2          Rathangan AFC

Naas United FC                     2          0          SPW

Kilcullen AFC                         4          2          Kildare Town AFC

KDFL Senior Division

 

 

Coill Dubh AFC

4

    7

Clonmullion AFC

3

    7

Rathangan AFC

3

    7

Kilcullen AFC

3

    7

This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25 will have all the KDFL results and League Tables.

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A youthful Leinster Rugby squad is in South Africa for two games in the United Championship. 

On Saturday, in Durban, they played the Cell-C Sharks.

Of their international contingent, only Ronan Kelliher and Andrew Porter travelled

Four Kildare players Kill’s James Tracy, centre Naas’s Jamie Osborne, winger, Kill’s Adam Byrne and forward Athy’s Martin Moloney are with the squad; only Osborne saw action on Saturday

Final score: Cell-C Sharks 28 Leinster 23,  Next weekend, Leinster go to Cape Town to play the DHL Stormers.

In the AIL, Naas were away on Saturday to Division leaders Old Wesley in a Div1B  promotion semi final.

And what a thriller, as Naas clinched a final promotion playoff spot by winning 37-36

Provincial Towns Seconds Cup (J2)final Naas 31, Portarlington 15
Michael Dunne Cup (Provincial J4) final Athy 21, Tullamore 31
Purcell Cup (U20) final UCD 23, MU Barnhall 25
Hosie Cup (J1) semi final Athy 27, Naas 49

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The quarter-final line-up at the World Snooker Championship will be finalised today.

This afternoon, John Higgins resumes his second round clash with Noppon Saengkham leading 11 frames to 5 .

It's eight frames apiece between Stuart Bingham and Kyren Wilson.

This evening, Jack Lisowski takes a 9-7 lead into the final session against Neil Robertson. Judd Trump is 10-6 ahead of Anthony McGill.

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Today’s racing is in Naas from 4.45pm

Punchestown begins tomorrow

Each morning on Kildare Today, bookmaker Daragh Fitzpatrick will mark your card; and, you will hear all the results here on Kfm in our daily hourly sports bulletins

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Reminder:This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.25 will review the weekend Kildare sport: GAA, Soccer, Rugby and more

 

 

 

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