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Thursday Morning: Kildare Footballers Secure First Victory Of The Season Against Wexford

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David Herity's Kildare hurlers begin their Kehoe Cup campaign in Manguard Plus Hawkfield tonight against Carlow. 

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Kildare footballers opened their O’Byrne Cup campaign last night with a decisive 1-18 to 11 points win over Wexford in Enniscorthy 

Scoring star of the first half was Jack Robinson with 6 points from play.   Kildare led 11 points to 6 at half time with Daragh Kirwan adding 3 points. 

The game was decided minutes into the 2nd half with a Paddy Woodgate goal to bring his tally to 1-3 and Kildare leading by 1-13 to 6 points. 

Kildare controlled the game to the end. Daragh Kirwan brought his tally to 6 points. Other added points by Jimmy Hyland, Alex Beirne, Cian McMonagle and Darragh Malone completed the Kildare total.

Next up for Kildare is Louth in Newbridge on Saturday at 2pm.

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In Leinster's other O'Byrne Cup fixtures, Colm O'Rourke began life in charge of Meath with a victory as his side defeated Carlow by 16 points to 1-9.

Elsewhere, Dublin beat Wicklow by 2-15 to 9 points, 

Louth saw off Westmeath by 1-8 to 9 points,

And Longford ran out easy winners away to Laois - by 3-18 to 13 points. 

The Kerry senior footballers suffered a heavy defeat in the McGrath Cup, losing by 5-11 to 14 points to Cork at Pairc Ui Rinn last night.

Colm O'Callaghan hit 2-4 for the Rebels in their victory.

Ray Dempsey's tenure in charge of Limerick began with a 4-14 to 9 points win over Waterford.

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In Ulster's Doctor McKenna Cup, Down defeated holders Monaghan on a scoreline of 2-10 to 12 points,

Tyrone were 17 points to 1-7 winners over Fermanagh,

And Armagh defeated Antrim by 2-20 to 2-8.

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David Herity's Kildare hurlers begin their Kehoe Cup campaign in Manguard Plus Hawkfield tonight against Carlow. 

Kfm will have live coverage with Seamus Dillon from 8pm

The Kildare team has been named and is as follows: 

In goal: Paddy McKenna (Clane)

Full backs: Niall O'Muineachain (Celbridge), Sean Christianseen (Clane), Cormac Byrne (Eire Og Corra Choill)

Half backs: Simon Leacy (Naas), Conan Boran (Naas), Cian Shanahan (Clane)

Midfield: Paul Dolan (Eire Og Corra Choill), Cathal McCabe (Maynooth)

Half forwards: David Qualter (Maynooth), Gerry Keegan (Celbridge), Johnny Byrne (Coill Dubh)

Full forwards: Cian Boran (Naas), Mark Delaney (Coill Dubh), Killian Aherne (Clane).

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The Kildare Ladies' National Football League Division 3 fixtures have been announced.

The Lilywhites will get their campaign underway on the 22nd of this month at home to Down.

Meanwhile, Diane O'Hora's side are in Group A of the Leinster Intermediate Championship, alongside Carlow, Longford and Wexford.

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SOCCER

Harry Kane scored twice and Republic of Ireland international Matt Doherty was also on the mark as Tottenham beat Crystal Palace 4-nil in the Premier League last night.

Spurs remain fifth, but now within two points of both Newcastle and Manchester United.

In the other matches, Leeds and West Ham drew 2-2.

It ended Aston Villa 1 Wolves 1,

And Nottingham Forest won 1-nil away to Southampton.

Kane is now at 264 Tottenham goals, two behind Jimmy Greaves' all time club record.

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Tonight, champions Manchester City go to Chelsea.

Kick off at Stamford Bridge is at 8.

N'Golo Kante and Reece James remain injury absentees for Chelsea, while City defender Ruben Dias will also miss the game.

World Cup winner Julian Alvarez may feature for City.
 

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