Paddy Brophy

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Ger Egan scored six points for Westmeath in the O’Byrne Cup victory over Kildare. Photograph:   Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Westmeath 1-13 Kildare 1-7 A fine second-half performance against a Kildare side reduced to 14 players was the key to Westmeath’s surprise victory in(...)

Referee Ciarán Branagan shows Dublin’s Niall Scully  a yellow card during the Allianz Football League Division 1 match against Kerry, He received a second yellow later on in the game and was sent off. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Four of the six counties still in contention for the All-Ireland football championship contain a player who is one black card away from missing a semi(...)

Kevin Feely of Kildare in action against Fermanagh at  Páirc Tailteann, Co Meath. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

A curious threat was issued by the Páirc Tailteann stadium announcer after the Round 4 qualifier games there last Saturday and Sunday had concluded. (...)

Kildare’s Neil Flynn celebrates scoring a goal against Fermanagh in the All-Ireland qualifier round 4 victory at  Páirc Tailteann. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Derry, Longford, Mayo and now Fermanagh have all discovered in recent weeks that Kildare football is in rude health, the(...)

Neil Flynn of Kildare celebrates scoring a goal in Navan. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Kildare 3-20 Fermanagh 0-18 Kildare won as they pleased at Navan to secure a place in the Super 8 phase of the All Ireland Football Championship. The(...)

Kildare’s Fergal Conway is fouled by Neil McAdam of Monaghan during the Allianz Football League Division One match in  Newbridge. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Kildare 0-12 Monaghan 1-10 Conor McCarthy’s 65th-minute free kick gave Monaghan their first win of the Allianz National Football League season after(...)

There  is evidence that both teams have moved on from 12 months ago  but if the choice is between which team has made the more plausible strides, the answer is Dublin.

For all the familiarity of the finalists, Sunday’s All-Ireland football final breaks genuinely unusual ground. There hasn’t been such a sustained riva(...)

Kildare’s Fergal Conway is challenged by  Armagh’s Niall Grimley during the All-Ireland Round 4B qualifier at Croke Park. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Armagh 1-17 Kildare 0-17 Saturday nights never carried this sort of fever. Armagh, the 2-1 outsiders going in, came out at the end of a barnburner, p(...)

Dublin’s Brian Fenton battles with Tommy Moolick of Kildare during yesterday’s Leinster senior football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy dickson/Inpho

DUBLIN 2-23 KILDARE 1-17 It would be unfair to write off Dublin 56th Leinster football title, as Groundhog Day because when a team has averaged the s(...)

 James McCarthy scores Dublin’s second goal despite the efforts of Kildare’s  David Hyland during the Leinster football final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Bite by bite, the championship’s bigger beasts range into view, picking the also-rans from their teeth as they go. Leinster and Ulster saw just und(...)

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