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 (...)

Kildare’s Niall Kelly scores a point with James Stewart of Louth chasing during the Leinster  SFC  quarter-final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/Inpho

Kildare 1-22 Louth 1-7: This regularly happens to a young boxer. Stung so painfully by an early salvo of jabs and hooks from a superior opponent, they(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Kildare’s Daniel Flynn will be looking to impress. Photograph: Getty

Galway v Kildare, O’Connor Park, Tullamore, 2.0 The removal of All-Ireland champions Dublin by Longford helped to clear t(...)