Paddy Brophy

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 Jack O’Connor at  Croke Park, Dublin, in 2015. Photograph: ©INPHO/Ryan Byrne

From Jack O’Connor’s home at St Finian’s Bay in south Kerry, overlooking the Atlantic, to Kildare’s Hawkfield training base outside Newbridge is a 645(...)

Kildare manager Cian O’Neill was without a number of his team’s key players in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Kildare football manager Cian O’Neill has stepped down after four seasons at the helm with his native county. The Moorefield clubman informed county (...)

Longford’s Michael Quinn scores his team’s third goal against Kildare. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Kildare 1-21 Longford 3-15 AET This was one of those draws where you’d struggle to make a cast-iron argument that either side deserved to win. It was(...)

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(...)

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