Dublin’s Diarmuid Connolly scores his side’s  fourth goal against Kildare in the Leinster semi-final at Croke Park last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

It’s hard to condemn the team you soldiered with for 16 years, although these are troubled times for Kildare football, and Dermot Earley in no way den(...)

Paddy Keenan of Louth poses a considerable threat from centrefield for the underdogs. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There will be no moment of silence but plenty of muted reflection by diehard Lilywhites descending on HQ tomorrow. Johnny Doyle is no more, the great(...)

Kieran McGeeney with Johnny Doyle and Seanie Johnston in their Kildare days. “He always looks for more. I think he will bring the same to Tipperary,” says Doyle.  Photo: Donall Farmer/Inpho

There is a wonder about the chain of reaction initiated by Kildare clubs when they voted Kieran McGeeney out of h(...)

Jason Ryan: “Any expectation that people have for us is in the immediate future is probably unrealistic.” Photo: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

When Jason Ryan totted up the list, he arrived at the sort of number that would make a man have to go back and tot it up again. Of the Kildare panel h(...)

Ireland manager Paul Earley. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Ireland manager Paul Earley has finalised his 23-man panel for Saturday’s opening International Rules test with Australia, with Donegal’s Michael Murp(...)

Tyrone’s Aidan McCrory tackles Kildare’s Paddy Brophy at Newbridge. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Tyrone 1-11 Monaghan 0-12When the anger and devastation subside, Kildare people might listen to their longest -serving son. Despite the ineptitude of (...)

 Ciaran Byrne of Louth removes a stray dog from the pitch in Newbridge. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kildare 1-19 Louth 0-15Kildare survived a stern examination from Louth to maintain their 100 per cent qualifier record under Kieran McGeeney.A remarka(...)

Dublin’s Bernard Brogan celebrates scoring his sides second goal on hte stroke of halftime at Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Dublin 4-16 Kildare 1-09: What initially threatened to be a competitive Leinster football semi-final ended up being Kildare’s heaviest defeat to Dubli(...)

Dermot Earley: “I think the talent is there, especially with the new under-21 players that have come in, some unbelievably skilful players.”

Dermot Earley mentions The Machine before we do. That is how Gaelic football’s elite are now viewed. It is a way of playing adopted by Donegal and Dub(...)

Offaly’s Brian Darby is challenged by Eamonn Callaghan of Kildare. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare 0-19 Offaly 1-12: A yawn and a stretch and not a whole lot more from Kildare on Saturday night. Not for the first time they put up a big sc(...)