Kildare GAA

  • Kildare GAA have released the following statement this evening regarding Saturday's Rd 3 Qualifier against Mayo that was provisionally due to be played in Croke Park.

    Kildare GAA would like to explain the chain of events that has led to the
    CCCC announcing Croke Park as the venue for the All-Ireland SFC Round 3
    Qualifier between Kildare and Mayo, and to state that the team will not be
    in attendance, as the game should be taking place at our county grounds, St
    Conleth’s Park.

    It was with great delight that we greeted a home fixture in this morning’s
    draw, a fantastic reward for the loyal supporters who have travelled to
    Owenbeg and Longford for the team’s recent Qualifier successes. It is an
    attractive proposition too for team management, players, sponsors, the
    business people of Newbridge and surrounding areas, and all of the
    stakeholders of Kildare GAA.

    As soon as the draw was made, we were in contact with
    Newbridge Garda Síochána immediately and they were happy with the
    fixture going ahead, their only request being that it throw in at 7pm,
    given the influx of people to the area due to the Irish Derby taking place
    at Curragh Racecourse at 5.15pm.

    Having received the backing of the Gardai, we sent an email to the
    CCCC advising them that we would have no difficulty in hosting the fixture
    as an all-ticket affair and were already putting plans in place to do so.

    We informed the CCCC of the advice surrounding the 7pm throw-in, and
    advised them that the Management Committee of Kildare GAA, on behalf of our
    loyal supporters, respectfully expected that the CCCC would fix the game
    for Saturday, June 30th, at St Conleth’s Park for 7pm and we had no issue with adhering to the criteria for St Conleths Park as previously agreed with the National Facilities/Health & Safety committee

    We were asked to provide an alternative venue, an invitation we declined
    because Kildare are entitled to the home venue as per the draw, and were in the
    position to do so within all criteria of health and safety, and to the
    satisfaction of An Garda Síochána.

    The Management Committee of Kildare GAA has been in constant contact with
    Kildare Senior Football Manager Cian O’Neill. We are all on the same page,
    adamant that the game take place in Newbridge as the draw dictates.

    When notification arrived that the game was fixed for Croke Park, we
    informed the CCC that we would not be fulfilling that fixture, because it
    was a home draw for St Conleth’s Park.

    This decision does not make sense to us, as we have already hosted
    attractive Division 1 fixtures this year.

    There is also the concern as to the implications were Kildare to qualify
    for the so-called Super 8s series. The major selling point of this format
    was that each team would have one major home fixture. Does this now mean
    that we in Kildare would be denied that right, were we to qualify?

    We are not attempting to do anything that contravenes health and safety
    regulations. We can cater for the
    fixture St Conleth’s Park and it will not cause undue congestion in Newbridge.

    As the management committee of Kildare GAA, we have a responsibility to our
    team management, players, supporters, sponsors, businesses and every stakeholder
    in Kildare GAA to insist that we be allowed fulfil the home fixture we are
    entitled to.

    And we are making it clear that we will not play this game in Croke Park.
    St Conleth’s Park is perfectly capable of hosting the tie on an all-ticket
    basis, Newbridge is perfectly capable of dealing with the number of
    supporters that will attend.

    The Management Committee of Kildare GAA.

  • Connacht GAA Secretary John Prenty talked to Midwest Radio today to outline the reasons why Saturday's game between Kildare and Mayo is still in line to ahead in Croke Park after the storm over the Kildare's nominated venue of St Conleth's Park not being adequate to cater for the anticipated attendance. 

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  • Kildare and Mayo County Boards will each receive 1500 tickets for club distribution for Saturday’s All-Ireland Qualifier game between the sides in Newbridge.

    It follows the decision earlier to switch the game from Croke Park to Newbridge, after Kildare GAA said they would not play the game in Dublin, having been drawn out of the hat first on Monday morning.

    In a statement this afternoon the GAA confirmed the change and said that following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both county boards will receive 1500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA has also confirmed that tickets purchased for the double header will not be valid for the refixture and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    The GAA has also confirmed that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets for the games will be priced at 20 euro for adults and 5 euro for juveniles.

     

     

    Statement from the GAA regarding Kildare v Mayo qualifier game: 

    The GAA can confirm that the GAA Football All-Ireland Senior Championship Round Three meeting of Kildare and Mayo will take place in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening at 7.00pm.

    Following discussions with the Kildare County Committee and An Garda Síochána in recent days, upgraded match-day and traffic management plans involving extra stewarding and Gardaí will be put in place to cater for the large crowds expected at the venue before the game.

    The GAA wishes to point out that the decision by the CCCC to fix the game for Croke Park originally was based on serious concerns around the health and safety of patrons attending the fixture. The CCCC has received assurances that these issues will be adequately addressed.

    The original capacity of 8,200 remains in place.

    Both Kildare and Mayo County Committees will receive 1,500 tickets each for club distribution. The remainder will be used to meet the needs of players, season ticket holders and sponsors.

    The GAA can also confirm that the meeting of Cavan and Tyrone will now take place at Brewster Park, Enniskillen.

    Tickets purchased for the Croke Park double-header fixture will not be valid for these games and a refund process from the point of purchase has been put in place.

    Supporters without tickets are urged not to come to St Conleth’s Park on Saturday.

    Tickets for the new fixtures will be priced at €20/£18 (adults) and €5/£5 (juveniles).

     

     

     

     

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    Kildare are requesting that only fans with tickets turn up at St Conleth's Park on Saturday.

    The County Board have released a statement thanking those who supported the campaign to play their All Ireland qualifier against Mayo in Newbridge.

    The G-A-A wanted to stage the game at Croke Park due to health and safety and capacity concerns.

    Kildare regret that they will not be able to accommodate the huge demand for tickets, and have asked those that missed out not to travel to the ground.

     

     

     

     

  • Kildare are reportedly refusing to move their third round qualifier with Mayo to Croke Park.

    GAA officials today announced a double-header at H-Q for Saturday, with that game preceded by the all-Ulster clash of Cavan and Tyrone.

    But it's been reported that the Kildare County Board are refusing to concede home advantage and want the game played in Newbridge.

  • The Mayo v Kildare game will be played in St Conleth’s Park in Newbridge on Saturday evening.

    While the GAA has yet to confirm this, Mayo GAA has issued a statement this afternoon confirming the venue change.

    The game will be played at 7pm on Saturday evening in Newbridge.

    It follows three days of a standoff between Kildare GAA and Croke Park.

    Kildare were first out of the hat on Monday morning and understood they would have a home draw.

    However later on Monday, the GAA confirmed that the game would be played in Croke Park, as a double header with Cavan and Tyrone, because of health and safety issues with St Conleth’s Park.

    Kildare manager Cian O’Neill said that his team would not be travelling to Croke Park and they would be in Newbridge, regardless of where the game was fixed for.

    Reports begun to emerge this morning that the ticket sales for the game, which only went live this morning, had been suspended and the game could be switched to Newbridge.

    This afternoon Mayo GAA says it is awaiting full details from the GAA in relation to tickets for this fixture. The statement says that they expect that all Mayo GAA season ticket holders will get access to a ticket for this game. There may also be a very limited number of tickets on sale to the general public through SuperValu and Centra outlets.

    In relation to supporters who had purchased tickets for the game in Croke Park on Saturday evening, we are awaiting details from Croke Park, who handle all ticket arrangements for this game.

    The statement concludes by saying the Mayo team and management have this week been preparing to play Kildare on Saturday and look forward to having a passionate Mayo support in Newbridge on Saturday evening.

  • Mayo GAA have a very limited number of General Admission tickets for sale today for the Mayo v Kildare game tomorrow evening in Newbridge. They will be on sale from the office in Elverys MacHale Park from 11-1pm. There is a very limited number of tickets for sale and tickets will be sold on a first come first served basis.

     

  • Monaghan referee Martin McNally has been appointed to officiate this Sunday’s Allianz National Football League meeting between Mayo & Kildare.

    The game in Newbridge gets underway at 2pm on Sunday, and it will be live here on Midwest Radio Sport with thanks to Healthwest Community Pharmacy Ballindine.

    Michael D. McAndrew will be on commentary duty alongside former Mayo star David Brady on analysis.

    Kildare have yet to pick up a win in Division 1 while Mayo will be aiming to get back to winning ways having lost their last three encounters.

    Elsewhere, on Sunday high flying Galway entertain Monaghan at 12.30 in Pearse Stadium.

    In Division 2, Roscommon will be hoping to keep their promotion push on when they travel to Ennis to face Clare at 2pm on Sunday.

    In Division 3, Sligo will need a win to gain breathing space away from the relegation zone when they host Longford on Sunday with a 2pm start time in Markievicz Park.

    On Saturday afternoon in Division 4, London host Leitrim at 1pm.

    A dress rehearsal for the Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B final will take place this Sunday in Ballycran.

    Down and Mayo will meet again the following weekend for the right to achieve silverware so early in the season.

    Sunday’s clash gets underway at 2.30pm.

    In Division 1B of the hurling League All-Ireland Champions host Limerick at 2.30 in Pearse Stadium.

    In 3A of the Hurling League Roscommon host Warwickshire at 1pm in Dr. Hyde Park.

    In Division 3B, Sligo travel to Fermanagh and Leitrim host Cavan.

    Both of those games get underway at 2.30pm on Sunday.

    In the Lidl Ladies National Football League on Sunday the Mayo Ladies will look to get back to winning ways when they face Monaghan.

    It’s a home game for Mayo with a 2pm start but a venue has yet to be confirmed.

    Galway will look to make it back to back wins when they travel to Mullingar on Sunday to face Westmeath at 1pm.

    In Division 2, Sligo host Laois at 2pm.

    While in Division 3, Roscommon travel to Longford, and Leitrim host Down.

    Both games start at 2pm on Sunday.

  • All-Ireland U20 Football Semi-Finals 
    Mayo 2-14
    Derry 2-11 

    Kildare 1-14
    Kerry 1-13 

    The final is fixed for Croke Park on August 5th

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 3
    Kildare 0-21 
    Mayo 0-19

    Monaghan 1-19 
    Leitrim 0-9

  • Croke Park will host an All-Ireland SFC Round 3 Qualifier double-header on Saturday with Cavan playing Tyrone and Kildare playing Mayo.

    The match details for the four third round of the All-Ireland SFC Qualifiers

    Leitrim v Monaghan, Pairc Sean MacDiarmada, Carrick On Shannon, 2.30pm

    Armagh v Clare, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 3.00pm

    Cavan v Tyrone, Croke Park, 5.00pm (Sky Sports)

    Kildare v Mayo, Croke Park 7.00pm (Sky Sports)

    Joe McDonagh Cup Relegation/Promotion play-off

    Antrim v Kildare, Athletic Grounds, Armagh, 12.45pm.

  • The GAA have revealed the re-fixture details for the 33 games that were called off due to the adverse conditions brought in by Storm Emma.

    Round 5 of both the Allianz Football and Hurling Leagues will now take place this weekend, Saturday March 10 and Sunday March 11.

    On Sunday at 2pm, Mayo & Kildare will clash in Newbridge in their division 1 meeting.

    Also in the top tier Galway host Monaghan at 12.30pm in Salthill.

    In Division 2, Roscommon travel to Ennis to face Clare at 2pm.

    At the same time in Division 3, Sligo host Longford.

    In the Allianz Hurling League Division 1B Galway entertain Limerick at 2.30pm.

    In Division 2B, Mayo travel to Portaferry to face Down at 2.30pm.

    In 3A, Roscommon welcome Warwickshire to Dr. Hyde Park at 2pm.

    Meanwhile, in 3B Sligo travel to Fermanagh while Leitrim host Cavan.

    Both of those games are at 2.30pm.

  • Check out our full interview with Mayo manager Stephen Rochford from Saturday evening as he came to terms with the end of Mayo's summer campaign after a 0-21 to 0-19 defeat to Kildare in St Conleth's Park, Newbridge.