Sunday, May 09, 2021

LIKE his Senior Football counterpart, Jack O’Connor, Kildare Senior Hurling Manager, David Herity has announced a 35 man squad, with three development players, for the upcoming Allianz League games and the subsequent Joe McDonagh Cup games.


Kildare captain, Brian Byrne, lifts the Christy Ring Cup in Croke Park last November Photo: INPHO/ Lorraine O’Sullivan

As flagged by Herity at his media briefing last week, the major additions to the squad are Johnny Byrne and Declan Flaherty of Coill Dubh and James Dolan of Eire Og Corra Choill who will each add strength to a panel that is a nice mixture of experience and youth even though the likes of Brian Byrne, James Burke and Jack Sheridan could still be described in the “youth” category but each carries a wealth of experience at this stage.

In the absence of the retired full back, John Doran, the Kildare Manager will look to build his team around the vastly experienced and inspirational Niall O Munieachain and Paul Divilly with Johnny Byrne, who retired from intercounty football late last year, and Declan Flaherty will add superbly in that department.

Simon Leacy, Cian Shanahan, Rian Boran and Cathal McCabe are players for Kildare supporters to get excited about.

Kildare open their Allianz League Division 2B campaign with home fixtures against Donegal and Derry before travelling west to take on Roscommon and Mayo.

Promotion out of Division 2B is a priority for Kildare in 2021.


Senior Hurling Panel 2021   Management
Brian Byrne (Naas)   David Herity (Manager)
Caolan Smith (Clane)   Deckie O’Toole (Selector/Coach)
Cathal Derivan (Leixlip)   Ronan McWilliams (Selector/Coach)
Cathal Dowling (Naas)   Paul Dermody (Selector/Coach)
Cathal McCabe (Maynooth)   Paul O’Donovan (S&C)
Cian Forde (Maynooth)   Laura Talty (Physio)
Cian Shanahan (Clane)   Richie Hogan (Kitman)
Colm Chan (Confey)   Colm Nolan (Performance Analysis)
Conor Dowling (Naas)   Stephen Nolan (Performance Analysis)
Conor Kielty (EO/CC)   Stephen Sheeran (Video Analysis)
Conor Nolan (Maynooth)    
David Slattery (Confey)    
Declan Flaherty (Coill Dubh)    
Gerry Keegan (Celbridge)    
Jack Sheridan (Naas)    
Jack Travers (Leixlip)    
James Burke (Naas)    
James Dolan (EO/CC)    
Johnny Byrne (Coill Dubh)    
Kevin Aherne (Naas)    
Kevin Whelan (Naas)    
Liam Dempsey (EO/CC)    
Mark Delaney (Coill Dubh)    
Mark Doyle (Clane)    
Niall O’Muineacháin (Celbridge)    
Paddy McKenna (Clane)    
Paul Divilly (Confey)    
Rian Boran (Naas)    
Rory O’Neill (EO/CC)    
Ross Kelly (Naas)    
Sean Christanseen (Clane)    
Sean Whelan (Ardclough)    
Shane Ryan (Naas)    
Simon Leacy (Naas)    
Tadhg Forde (Maynooth)  
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