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
We’re onto the fourth of our Player of the Decade Polls this week and we go back to the 1980’s this time. Of all of the five decades covered by these polls this was by far the most grim. While the 1970’s was the “What Might Have Been” decade and the 1990’s and 2000’s both … Read moreKildare Player of the ’80’s – Have Your Say!
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
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
After a break of a week and with Glen Ryan and Tommy Carew safely installed as our ’90s and ’70’s winners we look back to the relatively recent past with this week’s poll. While a couple of the contenders were obvious this time, narrowing it down to four was the most difficult task so far. … Read moreKildare Player of the Noughties – Have Your Say!
Over the past week we’ve been running the first of our Player of the Decade polls on Twitter (@kildaregaa365) and we have a convincing winner for the Player of the 1990’s. We’re delighted with the response to the poll with 354 voting for their favourite player of the most successful decade for Kildare football since … Read moreThe Votes Are In….Glen Ryan is Kildare Player of the 1990’s
With Glen Ryan safely installed as the Player of the 1990’s in our poll we go back in time this week to the days of disco, flares and fuel shortages. When Leeds and then Liverpool dominated English soccer (yes kids it happened) and Kerry v Dublin brought glamour to the national games at home. For … Read moreKildare Player of the ’70s – Have Your Say!!
Here at kildaregaa365 we’re running a little exercise to find Kildare’s best player over 50 years (1960 to 2009) – as voted by supporters of Kildare and GAA fans everywhere. We’re going to follow a format similar to RTE’s “Greatest Sporting Moments”, over a 6 week period. Over the first 5 weeks we’ll set up … Read moreKildare Player of the ’90s – Have Your Say!
Joe Quaid has announced the following provisional panel for the Walsh Cup and National Hurling League campaigns: Paul Dermody Eire Og/CC Paddy McKenna Clane Cian Forde Maynooth John Doran Leixlip Conor Gordon Coill Dubh Dylan Brereton Coill Dubh Mark Grace Coill Dubh Mark Moloney Celbridge Niall O’Muineachain Celbridge Sean Gainey Naas Shane Walsh Naas Kevin … Read moreKildare Provisional Hurling Panel for 2018
The lengths you go to. Forty odd years invested in it so a family holiday in remotest Canada is only a minor obstacle. An All-Ireland Quarter Final place at stake. Upward curve. League and Leinster Final goals achieved. Competitive against Dublin (discuss..?) for the first time in six years. Scale one last hurdle and … Read moreSeason Review: A Ramble Through Kildare’s 2017 Season