Kerry’s Colm Cooper palms home the first of his two goals in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Kildare at Croke Park. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry 7-16 Kildare 0-10 A nearly perfect afternoon for Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice saw the champions rack up a record score for an All-Ireland qu(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan: he has made several adjustments since the Dublin defeat, with corner forward Niall Kelly and midfielder Tommy Moolick making their returns to the starting 15. Photograph: INPHO

Everything about Kildare football is moving happily forward. At least it is now. That backwards feeling which came with their 19-point defeat to Dubl(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan and Laois manager Tomas O’Flatharta shake hands  at the final whistle of last weekend’s draw

It wasn’t a bad advertisement for the championship last Saturday night in Tullamore. Given that the Dubs sit waiting, the level of abandon in the d(...)

Kildare’s Niall Kelly: senior star showed his class and scored five points against Offaly at O’Moore Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare 3-12 Offaly 0-9 Kildare easily avenged last year’s defeat to neighbours Offaly in O’MoorePark last night as a devastating first half performa(...)

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney on Saturday morning . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times 3:01

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he is not ruling out introducing legislation to deal with the high cost of rental accommodation.“We n(...)

DCU’s Enda Smith celebrates victory over UCD in the semi-final of the  Sigerson Cup at The Mardyke in Cork. Photograph:  Donall Farmer/Inpho

DCU 2-8 UCD 0-11By the hair on their chinny-chin-chins and no more. DCU made it through to the Sigerson Cup final despite heading into injury-time a p(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan isn’t happy with UCD. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kildare 0-21 UCD 1-5Jason Ryan has raised the issue of college teams competing in the inter-county pre-season tournaments again after his side trounce(...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the efforts of  Kildare’s Shane Connolly at Páirc Esler. Photo: William Cherry/Presseye/Inpho

Kildare 1-18 Down 0-11 A team with an identity crisis is one that will always leave you scratching your head. Which is the real Kildare? Yesterday’s (...)

Down’s Kevin McKernan gets his shot away despite the attempted block from  Kildare’s Shane Connolly during the  All-Ireland SFC Round 2B Qualifier at  Páirc Esler in Newry. Photograph:William Cherry/Inpho/Presseye

Down 0-11 Kildare 1-18Kildare huffed and puffed and finally blew Down away in the All-Ireland football championship qualifier at Newry where Jason Rya(...)

Kildare manager Jason Ryan with Paddy Brophy after the win over Louth at Croke Park. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Dublin’s shock and awe routine brings with it plenty of collateral damage, chiefly and most obviously the shortening of careers that might otherwise (...)