Kildare vs Westmeath – Click for preview, team news and live score commentary

Kildare vs Westmeath – Preview, team news, and live score commentary for the crunch match to decide who gets promoted from Division two football. 

The winner of Kildare vs Westmeath could well find themselves in Division1 next season if Armagh fail to win against Clare. Both these teams had impressive outings last weekend after the long break. If that is any suggestion of what is to come in round, this game will be a high-scoring thriller.

Firstly, Kildare racked up 1-21 against Cavan. 2018 U20 Player of the Year Jimmy Hyland had 0-9 of his own. Fergal Conway’s 52nd minute goal was the only major of the game. It came in the third quarter that saw Kildare outscore Cavan 1-5 vs 0-2. However, Kildare took their foot off the gas then. Cavan were unlucky to not find the net in injury time when there was just three points in it. Jack O’Connor will be looking for a strong 70 minutes from his side in round 7.

Secondly, Westmeath outshone Laois in Mullingar. Johnny Heslin was the standout performer with 8 points. Leading 0-12 vs 0-5 at the midway point, Westmeath demonstrated great game management. They kept the scoreboard ticking over as the game went on. As a result, Jamie Gonoud’s goal in the 63rd minute effectively killed the game.

If Sunday’s game is as close as to be expected, Kildare cannot afford to pull up early again. If they do, Westmeath have shown they can punish them by finishing strongly.
<h3>Team News</h3>
Darragh Kirwan made a very impressive debut that saw him kick 0-4 from full-forward. In the absence of Niall Kelly, Daniel Flynn, and Jack Robinson, Jack O’Connor’s new-look forward line more than sufficed.

Kirwan, Hyland, and Ben McCormack hit 0-15 of Kildare’s 1-21. Therefore, you can expect O’Connor to capitalise on this momentum and use the same formula against Westmeath.

Elsewhere, O’Connor has a full squad to choose from.

Westmeath face Dublin in the Leinster Championship. Thus, Jack Cooney could decide to throw all his cards on the table for round 7 of the league and go for promotion. Dublin may be a team in transition. But, in a knock-out Championship they could have a short season unless they play the game of their lives.

With that in mind, it would be understandable to see Cooney use his strongest selection at every opportunity.

<strong>Prediction: </strong>Draw. Remarkably, no game finished all-square last weekend. But, with the cobwebs now dusted off, teams have expectations going into games. Kildare are impressive up top. Yet, Westmeath are going to go all-out for this one. So, a stalemate in Newbridge is highly possible.
<h3><strong>Kildare vs Westmeath: Division 1, Saturday, October 24th, 2pm (Newbridge). </strong></h3>

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Kildare vs Cavan – Click for Preview, team news and live score commentary

Last updated on Oct 22nd, 2020 at 9:35

Kildare vs Cavan – Preview and live score commentary for the division two match, it throws in at 2pm on Sunday.

With the return of the Allianz National League fast approaching, we look at the Kildare vs Cavan Division 2 fixture. Somewhat surprisingly, Kildare find themselves in a relegation battle with two games to save their Division 2 status. In contrast, a good finish for Cavan could see them secure a top-two finish.

After finishing bottom of Division 1 in 2019, Cavan are looking to bounce straight back up. To date, wins over Westmeath, Fermanagh, and Laois projected them towards the promotion places. Despite being near the bottom, Kildare will be a tough opponent. But, a win here could make Cavan’s round 7 tie with Roscommon a promotion shoot-out.

In contrast, Kildare could only muster up wins over Laois and Fermanagh to sandwich their three losses. At the start of the year, the Lilywhites were one of the favourites for promotion. Therefore, they will have been able to regroup since the lockdown and can start afresh this time around. With promotion now all but impossible, Kildare will settle for staying in Division 2. Two home games is a welcome advantage.

Cavan face Monaghan in their Ulster Championship opener on October 31st. As a result, they will welcome two competitive League games as preparation. After going all the way to the Provincial Final in 2019, Cavan aim to go one better this time around.

Meanwhile, Kildare have a favourable draw in Leinster. They don’t play until the quarter-final stage on November 8th when Offaly or Carlow will be the opposition.

After two exciting club Championships in Cavan and Kildare respectively, the players will be itching for inter-county action. Hence, this is an exciting fixture to return with.

Allianz National League Division 2: Kildare vs Cavan, Sunday October 18th, 2pm (Newbridge).



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Kildare vs Roscommon Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 23rd, 2020 at 11:13

Roscommon – C Lavin; D Murray, B Stack (0-1), M Richardson; N Daly (0-1), C Daly, C Hussey; E Nolan, E Smith (1-0); N Kilroy (0-1), C McKeon (0-2), H Darcy; D Smith (0-4), C Lennon, C Cregg (1-2). Subs: T O’Rourke for E Nolan, C Cox for C Lennon, C Compton for C Cregg, F Cregg for H Darcy, R Hughes for D Smith.

Kildare – M Donnellan (0-1); P Kelly, M O’Grady, D Malone; K Flynn, E Doyle, S Ryan; D Hyland, K Feely; P Brophy (0-2), P Cribbin, K Cribbin; N Kelly (0-2), D Flynn (0-3), A Tyrrell (0-5). Subs: C Kavanagh for D Malone, D Slattery for K Cribbin, J Hyland for A Tyrrell, J Robinson for N Kelly, N Flynn for P Kelly.

Referee – M McNally.

Kildare vs Fermanagh Division 2 Football

Last updated on Oct 21st, 2020 at 20:18

Kildare – M Donnellan; P Kelly, M O’Grady, L Healy; J Byrne, C Kavanagh (0-1), S Ryan; D Hyland (1-0), T Moolick; N Flynn (0-7), P Cribbin (0-1), P Brophy; J Robinson, D Flynn (1-2), N Kelly. Subs: K Flynn for D Hyland, E Doyle (0-1) for J Byrne, K Cribbin for N Kelly, J Hyland for J Robinson, K Feely for T Moolick.

Fermanagh – J McGrath; J Cassidy, C Cullen, K McDonnell; D McCusker, R O’Callaghan, Shane McGullion; E Donnelly, R Jones (0-3); A Breen, U Kelm (0-1), C Corrigan; Stephen McGullion, C Jones (0-8), D McGurn (0-2). Subs: E Shiels for K McDonnell, K Connor for D McCusker, L McStravick for R O’Callaghan.

Referee – F Kelly.