Don’t Panic, Don’t Panic !! – Longford Too Good for Mis-Firing Lilies

Longford 1-14 Kildare 0-13 (O’Byrne Cup, Pearse Park, Longford) In the words of Lance Corporal Jones… DON’T PANIC, DON’T PANIC !! We’ve allowed ourselves to get too carried away with O’Byrne Cup success in recent years and there’s clearly no correlation between results in January and those down the line. About 600 hardy souls paid … Read moreDon’t Panic, Don’t Panic !! – Longford Too Good for Mis-Firing Lilies

Louth and Clear – Lots of Work to Do for Kildare

Kildare 0-9 Louth 2-11 The one-hour tailback at the Red Cow should have been our sign. But no. Starved of inter-county action for nearly six months, we ploughed on regardless. We’re not really allowed to criticise an O’Byrne Cup performance apparently. Funnily enough we’re still asked to pay €11 into it (including €1 for a … Read moreLouth and Clear – Lots of Work to Do for Kildare

We Go Again.. In Search of Nuggets as Kildare face Louth

Kildare’s Win Rate in over 500 League and Championship games since 1956 is 53%. Not the most shocking statistic you’ll ever read if you’re a seasoned Lilywhite watcher.  Win one, lose one sounds about normal. Win rate in the O’Byrne Cup: 70% – 64 wins in 91 games over the same period. 11 wins since … Read moreWe Go Again.. In Search of Nuggets as Kildare face Louth

Morale-Sapping Loss for Kildare’s Supporters

O’Byrne Cup Semi Final :  KILDARE 2-8 DUBLIN 0-16 Whatever about the players’ mental health after a succumbing meekly to Dublin’s 3rd team, their supporters seem to be suffering a mental breakdown on social media tonight. Cian O’Neill’s charges were on a hiding to nothing. Indeed the bookies had them as 1/4 favourites, ignoring the … Read moreMorale-Sapping Loss for Kildare’s Supporters

Tyrell Impresses But Little Else Learned

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