Westmeath 0-11 Kildare 2-9 Welcome, Cian. To Management. To Division 3. And welcome back to an all-too familiar Kildare. The wind was the enemy in Mullingar. And while Westmeath used it to take full advantage of John Heslin’s prodigious long-range free-taking in the first-half, it seemed to present both teams with an unfathomable conundrum after … Read moreKildare Dig Out a Winning Start
When updating this site with past results it’s been interesting to track how much gaelic football has changed over the past 20 years. Of course you know the preparation and commitment is at an altogether new level now than when, say, Mick O’Dwyer was tearing up the Lilywhite script all too briefly. We all remember … Read morePark The Bus, Cian !!
Kildare manager Cian O’Neill has named a 35 man panel for the upcoming National League campaign. The squad includes 8 youngsters who have not played in League or Championship and 7 players from O’Neill’s own Moorefield club, who only had one regular on the team last year, Kevin Murnaghan. Major casualties of the cull this … Read moreHeavy Moorefield Influence in Kildare 35 man NFL Squad
This was pretty turgid fare on offer at O’Connor Park as Kildare and Offaly rounded off their O’Byrne Cup campaigns with a game to forget. Neither team seemed to have the gumption to take the game by the scruff of the neck and a draw might have been a fairer result. For Cian O’Neill it … Read moreMore Questions Than Answers? – Offaly v Kildare
We’ve added a new Manager Records section to the site which compares the performance of the senior football team during the reigns of its four most recent managers (2003 to 2015). The results certainly would back up this author’s view of the relative success level of each of the four managers. We have compiled the … Read moreWe Statistically Rank the last 4 Kildare managers (2003-2015)
Rare to see your team score 0-24 and still come away un-enthused and somewhat none-the-wiser. While the likes of UCD and DCU tend to be competitive at this level you really wonder whether it benefits anyone for the lower-ranked college teams to enter the O’Byrne Cup. Certainly Cian O’Neill can have learned very little on … Read moreTyrell Impresses But Little Else Learned
In the countdown to Cian O’Neill’s debut as Kildare football manager, a popular online fans forum ran a thread asking the question “What do you want from Kildare in 2016”. The responses ranged from scrapping the entire 2015 panel and starting afresh to winning back Sam. A clear common theme that did emerge however is … Read moreBeing Competitive The Main Goal For Cian O’Neill