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Replying To anotheralias:  "I wouldnt be too despondent about the future of Kildare football for a few reasons.

1. You argue that it might have been a once off performance v Dublin. I dont accept that , you dont put in a performance like that without having a very very good team.
2. Great underage coming through
3. Yes you can argue that Sligo performance was poor but Sligo are evolving well and they are a Division 3 team now. I also felt that the scoreline in the Sligo Galway game was a bit unfair on Sligo and a lot of little things went against Sligo that day that could have made it a lot closer.. I think also that the scoreline in the Connacht Final might have sparked a bit of complacency on Kildare behalf.
4. I think Kildare will still get through to qualifiers ( even if it is on score difference) ye should plan on at least 3 more championship games this year ( maybe more) and build on these for 2024 ( or even 2023)."
I'd share a lot of that optimism. It's hard to see sometimes but there is a great group of players there.

It seems Kildare right now have the game to kind of shut up shop and be competitive with most teams. The problem is when teams do the same to Kildare they aren't able to break them down either. Try something different and it's way too open.

Having shipped a lot of goals last year I feel getting the defensive structure right is the first step. The scores will then start to come - hopefully in the weeks ahead. I'll certainly keep the faith in what is probably the most talented group of Kildare players in years - if they can gel into a team they'll be a handful for anyone.

Finally credit to Sligo - a few times Kildare got a couple of points ahead and I thought they'd pull away but Sligo hung in there and deserved at least the draw.

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 313 - 22/05/2023 23:46:30    2480724

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You can play next game in Glen's back garden.


Don't poke the bear, men.

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 23/05/2023 00:30:49    2480726

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "You can play next game in Glen's back garden.


Don't poke the bear, men."
Newbridge or Nowhere . . . Turns out Kilkenny is nowhere.

Cats laugh festival on that weekend as well so If there's no joy on the pitch . . .

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 313 - 23/05/2023 17:47:51    2481036

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Replying To brianb:  "Newbridge or Nowhere . . . Turns out Kilkenny is nowhere.

Cats laugh festival on that weekend as well so If there's no joy on the pitch . . ."
It's a great spot for a match. My favourite venue other than perhaps Thurles.

Have Kildare footballers ever played there before? I'm sure they have but I can't recall. I think the last time Dublin footballers played Kilkenny there was in 1974 when both were in Division Two. Apparently Paddy Grace the Kilkenny secretary offered Heffo the points before the game!

BarneyGrant (Dublin) - Posts: 2927 - 23/05/2023 19:32:04    2481065

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Replying To BarneyGrant:  "It's a great spot for a match. My favourite venue other than perhaps Thurles.

Have Kildare footballers ever played there before? I'm sure they have but I can't recall. I think the last time Dublin footballers played Kilkenny there was in 1974 when both were in Division Two. Apparently Paddy Grace the Kilkenny secretary offered Heffo the points before the game!"
Played a couple of games against Offaly there in the 2002 Leinster semi final and won by a point after extra time in the replay.

The drawn game was the same day Ireland were beaten by Spain on Penalties in Korea. Ireland's striker at the time Niall Quinn ended up playing football for Eadestown after his soccer career was finished. There is a story that he scored 3 penalties in a game; when commiserating with the opposing 'keeper after the game the 'keeper was not too happy and replied "Yeah - but you wouldn't ****** take one against Spain".

brianb (Kildare) - Posts: 313 - 24/05/2023 09:49:21    2481149

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Any thoughts on the Tailteann cup in Kildare?.

I remember Meath being in it last year, being at the first game in the Tailteann last year felt very strange, there was a sense of shock in the crowd.

But after this there was no choice but to get on with it.
Kildare will inevitably get out of group and by the time your in the quarters your league and Leinster disappointments will have been a long time previously.

Kildare have the best pick of players in the competition, if most of your best players stick around for it for me you'd be favourites to win it.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1380 - 09/05/2024 10:39:52    2543795

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Replying To bdbuddah:  "Any thoughts on the Tailteann cup in Kildare?.

I remember Meath being in it last year, being at the first game in the Tailteann last year felt very strange, there was a sense of shock in the crowd.

But after this there was no choice but to get on with it.
Kildare will inevitably get out of group and by the time your in the quarters your league and Leinster disappointments will have been a long time previously.

Kildare have the best pick of players in the competition, if most of your best players stick around for it for me you'd be favourites to win it."
Kildare football has gotten what it deserves, maybe they should convince Seanie Johnston to come out of retirement.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 1997 - 09/05/2024 12:45:10    2543821

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Replying To Bon:  "Kildare football has gotten what it deserves, maybe they should convince Seanie Johnston to come out of retirement."
I'm not saying they haven't got what they deserve this season.

More the question of will the disappointment of their season so far result in the players giving up on the season altogether?.

Have any of the better players walked away for rest of season?.

I can only see only negatives for Kildare if their players give up on the season.

bdbuddah (Meath) - Posts: 1380 - 09/05/2024 15:12:14    2543851

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Just seen the kildare team for the weekend and was wondering is Eoin Bagnall not in with them this year I'm not from kildare but saw him play in the leinster intermediate championship and was very impressed

fireplace69 (Westmeath) - Posts: 17 - 10/05/2024 15:50:09    2543996

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