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Naas senior hurlers lose after excellent 1st half performance;

Naas senior hurlers Leinster campaign has ended.

The Kildare senior hurling champions Naas met Kilkenny and Leinster champions Ballyhale in the Leinster semi final in Croke Park

Naas led 1-4 to a single point after 10 minutes: the goal by Cathal Dowling, before a Ballyhale fightback.

After an excellent first half performance, Naas trailed by just one point at half time. 

But, two goals in two minutes early in the 2nd half from Joey Cuddihy and Eoin Cody proved their undoing

It finished Ballyhale Shamrocks 3-22 Naas 1-16

Full Report elsewhere in Sport Section.

On Monday morning’s Kildare Today, Eoin Beatty and match commentator Ger McNally will review the game

Ballyhale will meet Kilmacud Crokes in the final.

In yesterday's 2nd semi final, the Dublin champions beat St. Mullins, Carlow 1-24 to 1-12

In the Munster club football semi finals - Kerry's Kerins O'Rahily's edged Eire Og of Ennis by 1-9 to 1-8 in Tralee.

 Limerick's Newcastle West beat Tipperary's Clonmel Commericals by 1-16 to 1-11 after extra time at Semple Stadium.

In the Ulster Club semi finals, Glen of Derry beat Cargin of Antrim by 1-10 to 8 points at Healy Park.

St Thomas' squeezed past Loughrea by 1-15 to 17 points to win the Galway hurling replay at Pearse Stadium.

In Ladies gaelic football, Monaghan's Donaghmoyne beat Kilmacud Crokes by 1-11 to 7 points in their All Ireland club semi final.



Maynooth Junior Camogie were in Leinster final action yesterday.

At half time, the Wicklow club led by 2-3 to 1-4; the Maynooth goal by centre forward Roisin Forde from a penalty.

However, Maynooth only added one 2nd half point.

It finished Knockananna 3-7 Maynooth 1-5



At the World Cup,today's results

Costa Rica beat Japan 1 nil

In the same group, Spain v Germany kicks off 7pm

 Morocco beat  Belgium 2 nil

Croatia 3 Canada 1 (currently playing since 4pm)

Monday: 4 more games

Cameroon v Serbia 10am

South Korea v Ghana 1pm

Brazil v Switzerland 4pm

Portugal v Uruguay, 7pm

Leinster have extended their lead at the top of the United Rugby Championship to eight points.

They beat Glasgow Warriors 40 points to 5 at the RDS.

Naas’s Jamie Osborne was at full back for Leinster

Munster beat Connacht 24-17 on Saturday evening

Eadestown’s Tadhg Beirne made his 50th Munster appearance, while Athy pair Joey Carbery and Jeremy Loughman also featured.

Suncroft’s Cian Prendergast started for Connacht.


In Div 1B, Naas lost 35 -20 away to Banbridge

In Division 2A, MU Barnhall had a bonus point 30-12 win at home to  Navan


Leona Maguire finished fourth at the Open de Espana.


Two young golfers from North Kildare are in Dubai to defend the World Amateur Match Race title.

Moyvalley Golf Club members Cormac Browne from Donadea, and James O’Brien from Caragh, took the World title by beating an international field of 16 teams in November of 2021.

Today and tomorrow, they defend the title against 21 other teams from around the world.

The Troytown Chase at Navan was won by the 11 to 1 shot The Big Dog, ridden by Keith Donoghue for Kildare trainer Peter Fahey.


Reminder that Monday morning’s Kildare Today will review the Naas/Ballyhale game with match commentator Ger McNally at 10.45,  while Kildare Scoreboard Monday evening, from 6.30, will review all the weekend Kildare Sport




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