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Glenn Ryan’s Kildare squad began their All Ireland Group series away to Sligo with a draw

Gaelic Games

Glenn Ryan’s squad began their All Ireland Group series away to Sligo yesterday.

However, Sligo equalised well into added time resulted in a 14 points all draw, despite Kildare being 3 points up late in the game.

Next up for Kildare is their designated home game vs Dublin which 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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In the Munster Hurling championship Clare beat  Cork  by an added time point  2-22 to 3-18 and booked their place in the final.

Tipperary and Limerick drew 0-25 points each.

In the Leinster Championship, Galway beat Antrim 5-29 to 1-22.

Westmeath came from 17 points down to stun Wexford 4-18 to 2-22.

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Kildare women footballers are into the Leinster Intermediate final.

Yesterday, they beat Louth in Hawkfield by 3-15 to 0-9.

Roisín Byrne top-scored for the Lilies, scoring 9 points.

They will play Wexford in the final in Laois Hire O’Moore Park next Sunday.

Wexford beat Westmeath in the other semi final by 2-7 to 1-7.

They beat Wexford in the final Group game last weekend so Kildare are strong favourites for the title.

The 2023 TG4 Leinster Finals will be played as a triple header at Laois Hire O’Moore Park in Portlaoise next Sunday.

Carlow and Kilkenny will get the action underway in the Junior final at 12 noon, followed by the Intermediate final at 2pm between Kildare and Wexford.

Kfm will have full commentary of the game .

At 4.15pm, holders Dublin and TG4 All-Ireland Senior champions Meath will clash in a repeat of last years final, won by Dublin.

This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.30 will review the Kildare men’s and women’s games, along with the rest of the weekend Kildare sport

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Next weekend will be a busy one for Kildare LGFA

The venue has been confirmed for Kildare’s All Ireland Platinum Ladies Football Under 14 semi final.

The game against Mayo will be played Padraig Pearse GAA club, County Roscommon, next Saturday at 3.30pm.

SOCCER

In the Premier League: champions Man City beat Chelsea 1-0.

A double by Ireland’s Evan Ferguson secured a first-ever European slot next season for Brighton, as they beat relegated Southampton 3-1

This evening: Newcastle host Leicester.  A win for Newcastle will cement their top 4 position.  They’re 3rd on 69 points, the same as Man Utd, but both have played a game less than 5th place Liverpool who are on 66 points.

In the KDFL Senior Division

Rathangan                   3          0          Coill Dubh

Clane United               3          2          Suncroft

Clonmullion               3          0          Clongorey

Newbridge Hotspurs   3          1          Arlington

 

GOLF

Brooks Koepka won his fifth major championship title last night.

The American finished on nine-under-par to capture the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Koepka was two shots clear of Scottie Scheffler and Viktor Hovland.

Rory McIlroy was two-under-par, with Shane Lowry two shots further back.

Padraig Harrington ended the week on seven-over-par.

BOXING

Katie Taylor lost her unbeaten tag to Briton Chantelle Cameron on Saturday night.

Taylor, the undisputed lightweight champion, and Cameron will both entered the 3 Arena undefeated, with Taylor’s record reading 22-0 (6 knockouts) and Cameron’s at 17-0 (8 KOs).

But, the Bray boxer’s challenge for the four world Belts held by super lightweight Cameron failed in a pulsating fight, after which Taylor said she wants a rematch.

Naas’ Gary ‘The Diva’ Cully and Kilcullen native Dennis 'The Hurricane' Hogan were both on the undercard.

Undefeated Cully was stopped in Round 3 by Mexican Jose Felix, while Hogan lost his IBF world title narrowly to James Metcalf.

RACING

There's racing at Roscommon this evening, with the first off at five-to-five.

Reminder: This evening’s Kildare Scoreboard from 6.30 will review the men’s and women’s games, along with the rest of the weekend Kildare sport

 

 

 

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