Friday, May 19, 2023

By Pat Costello

EXPERIENCED Paul Cribbin comes into the Kildare team for Sunday’s Round 1 game in the All Ireland series against Sligo in Markievicvz Park with a 2.30pm throw in.


Paul Cribbin of Johnstownbridge, comes into the Kildare team for Sunday’s clash with Sligo Photo: Sean Brilly

Cribbin takes up the right corner forward position with Jack Robinson, who’s father, Brian, passed away recently, listed among the substitutes.

Otherwise the team is the same as that which started against Dublin in the Leinster SFC semi final and ran the eventual Leinster All Ireland champions so close on the day.

“They were very comprehensive winners in that League and proved that they were far the best side in the Division. That carried an amount of pressure on their shoulders going into the two games that they had to get to the Provincial Final but they carried that without any hassle at all and they produced two fine performances.”

“I’m sure they will be looking to the great support they had down in Breffni to get behind them in Markievicz Park next week,” Kildare manager, Glenn Ryan told the Kildare Nationalist this week.

Kildare will be looking to keep the performance momentum going from the last three games and although they lost against Dublin last time out there was enough there to feel confident of an opening round victory on Sunday.

Kildare V Sligo, All Ireland Series, Round 1, Sunday 21 May, Markievicvz Park, Sligo, 2.30pm. Referee: Joe McQuillan (Cavan)

1 Mark Donnellan, Maynooth
2 Mick O’Grady, Celbridge
3 Shea Ryan Sarsfields
4 Eoin Doyle, Naas
5 David Hyland, Athy
6 Kevin Flynn, Celbridge
7 Jack Sargent, Eadestown
8 Kevin O’Callaghan, Celbridge
9 Aaron Masterson, Moorefield
10 Paddy McDermott, Naas
11 Ben McCormack ,Sarsfields
12 Alex Beirne, Naas
13 Paul Cribbin, Johnstownbridge
14 Darragh Kirwan, Naas
15 Paddy Woodgate, Raheens

16 Aaron O’Neill, Carbury
17 Darragh Malone, Allenwood
18 Ryan Houlihan, Moorefield
19 Brendan Gibbons, Kilcock
20 Kevin Feely, Athy
21 Barry Coffey, Sarsfields
22 Tony Archbold, Celbridge
23 Neil Flynn, Maynooth
24 Daniel Flynn, Johnstownbridge
25 Mike Joyce, Round Towers
26 Jack Robinson, Clogherinkoe
Management Team
Manager: Glenn Ryan
Selectors:  Anthony Rainbow, Johnny Doyle, Dermot Earley

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