Kildare manager Jason Ryan: will be hoping to rebuild a winning mentality and create confidence in his young side, says former Lilywhite star, Dermot Earley. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In the parallel universe of the O’Byrne Cup, Kildare rule the world. Jason Ryan’s team are bidding for a three-in-a-row when they play Dublin in tomo(...)

 Daniel Flynn  has left Port Adelaide and will join the Kildare panel once he is ready. Photograph:James Crombie/Inpho

Former Kildare footballer Daniel Flynn is the latest AFL recruit to bring their professional career to a premature conclusion, and an intercounty come(...)

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 (...)

Galway’s Seán Moran holds off Kildare’s Fergal Conway during their All-Ireland under-21 football semi-final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

GALWAY 2-10 KILDARE 2-5 This was an intriguing encounter where Galway’s poise outwitted Kildare’s power. The Lilywhites ran the ball s(...)

Cavan's Paul O'Connor is shadowed by Sean Kiely of Cork in Tullamore.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway and Cork will meet in the All-Ireland under-21 football final after wins over Kildare and Cavan, respectively, at O'Connor Park in Tulla(...)

Kildare's Alan Smith is bundled over the sideline by Conor Gormley during the league game in Newbridge last month. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Croke Park, 2.0 The first semi-final brings together two (...)