County champions Sarsfields and this year’s bookies favourites, Athy, lead the way in the latest Kildare Nationalist Senior Football Championship team of the week.
The Sash have three players in the team following their epic quarter-final victory against Confey. Defenders Conor Duffy and Conor Tiernan as well as forward Ray Cahill made the cut while Alan Smith and Donnachadh McDonnell narrowly missed. Athy defenders David Hyland and Eddie Delahunt made the cut after impressing against Celbridge as did midfielder, Mick Foley, while freetaker Darroach Mulhall was unlucky to miss out.
Confey’s towering midfielder Paul Divilly as well as ace attacker James Gately – who had a phenomenal shooting display, scoring five from play and seven it total – also made the lineup. Moorefield, Clane and Celbridge have two players each while Eoghan O’Flaherty’s impressive eight-point haul for Carbury against Ballymore in the relegation semi-final is also recognised.
The team in full is: Robbie Eyers (Clane); Conor Duffy (Sarsfields), David Hyland (Athy), Mick O’Grady (Celbridge); Conor Tiernan (Sarsfields), Eddie Delahunt (Athy), James Lonergan (Moorefield); Mick Foley (Athy), Paul Divilly (Confey; Ollie Lyons (Celbridge), Robbie Dunne (Clane), Adam Tyrrell (Moorefield); James Gately (Confey), Eoghan O’Flaherty (Carbury), Ray Cahill (Sarsfields).