By Pat Costello
THE Preliminary Round of the Joe Mallon Motors Kildare Senior Football Championship gave us a few shocks, a few surprises and a few near misses but above all some great entertainment, some exciting finishes and a number of stand out performances over the eight games played.
Rob Thompson, Raheens, selected on the Kildare Nationalist Team of the Week from the Preliminary Round of the Joe Mallon Motors Kildare SFC Preliminary Round Photo: Sean BrillyThe task of our Selection Panel of selecting a Team of the Week proved to be quite difficult with a few debates and a few arguments before the Panel came up with a Team of the Week and we are happy to present the team below as the Kildare Nationalist SFC Team of the Week from the Championship Preliminary Round.
More debate will be generated, no doubt, once the team is announced.
1 Luke Mullins (Naas)
2 Cian Powell (Celbridge) 3 Brian Byrne (Naas) 4 Tom Earley (Raheens)
5 Niall O’Connor (St Laurence’s) 6 Tadhg Montgomery (Clane) 7 Morgan O’Flaherty (Carbury)
8 David Hyland (Athy) 9 Aaron Masterson (Moorefield)
10 Cathal McCabe (Maynooth) 11 Padraig Touhy (Eadestown) 12 Fergal Conway (Celbridge)
13 Brian McLoughlin (Clane) 14 Darragh Kirwan (Naas) 15 Rob Thompson (Raheens)