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A key weekend for the Kildare Senior footballers.

The Kildare Senior footballers begin their All Ireland Group series tomorrow against 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 was named yesterday.


For tomorrow’s game in Sligo, there is a supervised temporary car park directly across the road from the ground on Cairns Rd.


Three special parking areas have been set up. All are supervised and free.


The ground is in a residential area and along an 'old' main road. The area will be strongly policed.


Supporters are encouraged to get there early


Separately, 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.


St. Conleth’s Park has a new name sponsor.


Yesterday evening, Kildare GAA signed the naming rights contract.


The event tookplace in St. Conleth’s Park and the new Naming sponsor is ETEX Irteland Ltd, Athy, formerly Tegral


The women footballers have topped their Group and qualified for tomorrow’s Leinster Intermediate semi final.
They play Louth in Hawkfield at 2pm.


Kfm will have live updates with Seamus Dillon.

That team was, also, announce yesterday and is available on Kfm’s website and social media.


The venue has been announced 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.


It will be preceded by the other semi final between Cork and Cavan at 1.30pm.

 

There’s a blockbuster encounter in Killarney to help get the group stage of the All Ireland football championship underway.

Kerry play Mayo in the Group 1 opener.

In Group 2 Galway face Tyrone

And Clare face Donegal in Group 4’s opening contest.

Kilkenny will be all-but assured of a Leinster Hurling final slot if they beat Dublin this evening at UPMC Nowlan Park.

 

SOCCER

Everton and Nottingham Forest will look to pull away from the Premier League relegation zone today.

They play Wolves and Arsenal respectively.

Tottenham play Brentford in the lunchtime kick-off.

Jurgen Klopp must watch Liverpool’s game with Aston Villa from the stands.

Manchester United are away to Bournemouth.

And Fulham host Crystal Palace.

 

A Michael Duffy brace fired Derry City to the top of the SSE Airtricity Premier Division last night.

Ruaidhrí Higgins’ side were 4-1 winners at home to UCD.

Previous leaders Shamrock Rovers fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at home to Drogheda United.

Bohemians came from 2-nil down away to Dundalk to draw 2-2.

Cork survived the late dismissal of Matt Healy to pick up a 1-nil win at home to Sligo.

While St. Pat’s were 1-nil winners away to Shelbourne.

 

RUGBY

Leinster go in search of a fifth Heineken Champions Cup later, and their first in five years.

It’s a repeat of last year’s final, with reigning champions La Rochelle their opposition.

Kick-off is at quarter-to-5.


Toulon claimed the Challenge Cup at the Aviva last night with a 43-19 defeat of Glasgow.



BOXING

Katie Taylor finally fights on Irish soil as a professional tonight.

The undisputed lightweight champion takes on the undisputed super-lightweight champ Chantelle Cameron at the 3-Arena.

 

RACING

There’s a seven-race card at Wexford today, with the first off at 1.40.

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