This week’s 3 page edition includes “Bits & Bytes” from the past week, a Quickfire question round with Kildare Senior Hurler James Dolan and Kildare Senior Footballer Brian McLoughlin.
“Bits & Bytes”
Manager David Herity has announced the Senior Hurling Team to play Carlow tomorrow (Saturday 26th June) in Rd1 of the Joe McDonagh Cup. The team can be viewed on https://kildaregaa.ie/kildare-senior-hurling-team-v-carlow/ The fixture will be streamed live on Kildare GAA TV – click on the following link to access the fixture https://kildaregaa.ie/senior-hurlers-and-minor-footballers-live-on-kildare-gaa-tv/
The Minor Football Team that plays Longford in Rd1 of the Leinster Minor Championship was also named last night: https://kildaregaa.ie/kildare-minor-football-team-v-longford/ The fixture throws in at 12noon tomorrow and can be viewed on Kildare GAA TV https://kildaregaa.ie/senior-hurlers-and-minor-footballers-live-on-kildare-gaa-tv/
Croke Park issued an update to Clubs re the Player Injury Fund during the week & all are asked to review their renewal fees and to adjust where necessary your number of participating teams for the current season where relevant.
The GAA in partnership with the RNLI have launched their Summer Campaign regarding water safety. It is imperative that the message re water safety is distributed to members during the coming months.
Following a number of requests from Clubs the Kildare GAA Club Draw has been deferred to autumn. The revised dates are 10th & 24th September, 15th & 29th Updated promotional posters will be issued in due course.
Congratulations to Leixlip and Confey who recently received new defibrillator units after successfully fundraising for in the GAA Community Heart Programme. The programme is still open should Clubs wish to sign-up.
The Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps commence next Monday and Kildare GAA are delighted to announce that Ballyteague & Kildare GAA Senior Football Jimmy Hyland will be the football ambassador for the summer. Jimmy will be visiting all 43 football camps over the coming weeks.
Brendan Cawley from the Sarsfields Club was this week confirmed on the GAA’s panel of 30 referees for the upcoming All Ireland Senior Football Championship. Best of luck Brendan!!
The GAA “Dadsandlads” programme was also launched last week. The programme similar to the “Mothersandothers” is aimed for those to rediscover their GAA skills whilst playing in a social environment. Further Info can be obtained on http://gaa.ie/dadsandlads
This week’s Match of the Day reports will be the following fixtures:
SFL Div1: Raheens v Celbridge
SFL Div2: Monasterevan v Kilcock
SFL Div3: Caragh v Ellistown
SFL Div4: Athgarvan v Cappagh
SHL Div1: Clane v Ardclough
Quickfire Questions with Kildare Senior Footballer Brian McLoughlin
Senior Inter County League Debut: 2021 v Cork
Senior Inter County Championship Debut: Hopefully this year.
Pre-Match Day Routine: Wake up, make some breakfast, hydrate, watch TV & head for the team bus.
Pre match rituals: Same pair of boxers.
Toughest opponent: David Clifford – he’s fast, strong and unbelievable shooter.
Team you most like to beat: Dublin.
Proudest Day: Winning the U20 All Ireland.
Toughest or most disappointing day: Losing to Tipperary at Minor Level.
Biggest influence on your career: My Dad.
Joker in the panel: Mark O’Grady.
Best Dressed: Con Kavanagh.
Worst Dressed: Shane O’Sullivan.
Player do you admire from another sport: Tiger Woods – He’s the goat now.
Manager from another sport do you admire: Pep Guardiola – tactician.
Quickfire Questions with Kildare Senior Hurler James Dolan</s