Sligo and Kildare will clash in Group 3 of the All-Ireland Football Championship. Throw in 2:30pm Sunday
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This will only be the third meeting between the two teams in championship history, with Sligo emerging victorious in both previous encounters by a single point. Both sides will be aiming to secure a crucial win in their bid to progress further in the competition.
Kildare started their championship campaign with a comfortable win over Wicklow in the Leinster quarter-final, followed by a narrow defeat to Dublin in the semi-final. Paddy Woodgate and Jack Robinson have been the standout scorers for Kildare. Sligo, on the other hand, had a successful run in the Connacht championship, defeating both London and New York. However, they suffered a heavy loss to Galway in the Connacht final. Sean Carrabine and Niall Murphy have been influential in Sligo’s scoring department.
Sligo holds a perfect record against Kildare in championship clashes, winning both of their previous encounters by a single point. Their victories came in 2001 and 2005, in Croke Park and Markievicz Park respectively. Sligo will be looking to continue their winning streak against Kildare.
The battle between Kildare’s attacking players, such as Paddy Woodgate and Darragh Kirwan, and Sligo’s defensive unit will be crucial in determining the outcome of the match. Sligo will rely on the scoring prowess of Sean Carrabine and Niall Murphy to challenge Kildare’s defense. Additionally, the midfield battle will play a significant role in dictating the tempo of the game, with both teams aiming to gain an advantage in possession and field position.
Kildare’s higher league standing and recent form give them a slight advantage heading into this match. However, Sligo’s resilience and previous victories over Kildare in the championship make them a formidable opponent. Expect a closely contested battle, with Kildare edging out Sligo by a narrow margin. Kildare to win by 2 points.
|No. 1||Stephen Ryan||No. 1||Shaun Patton||No. 1||Shane Ryan||No. 1||Colm Reape||No. 1||Connor Gleeson||No. 1||Niall Morgan||No. 1||Aidan Devaney||No. 1||Mark Donnellan|
|No. 2||Ronan Lanigan||No. 2||Mark Curran||No. 2||Dylan Casey||No. 2||Jack Coyne||No. 2||John McGrath||No. 2||Michael Mc Kernan||No. 2||Evan Lyons||No. 2||Mick O’Grady|
|No. 3||Cillian Brennan||No. 3||Brendan McCole||No. 3||Jason Foley||No. 3||David McBrien||No. 3||Seán Kelly||No. 3||Ronan McNamee||No. 3||Eddie McGuinness||No. 3||Shea Ryan|
|No. 4||Cillian Rouine||No. 4||John Ross Molloy||No. 4||Tom O’Sullivan||No. 4||Sam Callinan||No. 4||Jack Glynn||No. 4||Pádraig Hampsey||No. 4||Nathan Mullen||No. 4||Eoin Doyle|
|No. 5||Ciaran Russell||No. 5||Caolan Ward||No. 5||Graham O’Sullivan||No. 5||Paddy Durcan||No. 5||Dylan McHugh||No. 5||Conor Meyler||No. 5||Paul McNamara||No. 5||David Hyland|
|No. 6||Jamie Malone||No. 6||Eoghan Ban Gallagher||No. 6||Tadhg Morley||No. 6||Conor Loftus||No. 6||John Daly||No. 6||Cormac Quinn||No. 6||Brian Cox||No. 6||Kevin Flynn|
|No. 7||Cian O’Dea||No. 7||Odhran Doherty||No. 7||Gavin White||No. 7||Stephen Coen||No. 7||Cillian McDaid||No. 7||Peter Harte||No. 7||Luke Towey||No. 7||Jack Sargent|
|No. 8||Cathal O’Connor||No. 8||Caolan McGonagle||No. 8||Diarmuid O’Connor||No. 8||Matthew Ruane||No. 8||Paul Conroy||No. 8||Brian Kennedy||No. 8||Cian Lally||No. 8||Kevin O’Callaghan|
|No. 9||Darren O’Neill||No. 9||Rory O Donnell||No. 9||Jack Barry||No. 9||Diarmuid O’Connor||No. 9||John Maher||No. 9||Conn Kilpatrick||No. 9||Paul Kilcoyne||No. 9||Aaron Masterson|
|No. 10||Daniel Walsh||No. 10||Daire Ó Baoill||No. 10||Dara Moynihan||No. 10||Fionn McDonagh||No. 10||Matthew Tierney||No. 10||Frank Burns||No. 10||Finnian Cawley||No. 10||Paddy McDermott|
|No. 11||Emmet McMahon||No. 11||Jamie Brennan||No. 11||Sean O’Shea||No. 11||Jack Carney||No. 11||Johnny Heaney||No. 11||Michael O’Neill||No. 11||Sean Carrabine||No. 11||Ben McCormack|
|No. 12||Pearse Lillis||No. 12||Ciaran Thompson||No. 12||Paudie Clifford||No. 12||Jordan Flynn||No. 12||Peter Cooke||No. 12||Joe Oguz||No. 12||Keelan Cawley||No. 12||Alex Beirne|
|No. 13||Eoin Cleary||No. 13||Luke McGlynn||No. 13||Tony Brosnan||No. 13||Aidan O’Shea||No. 13||Ian Burke||No. 13||Darren McCurry||No. 13||Pat Spillane||No. 13||Paul Cribbin|
|No. 14||Keelan Sexton||No. 14||Hugh McFadden||No. 14||David Clifford||No. 14||James Carr||No. 14||Damien Comer||No. 14||Matthew Donnelly||No. 14||Patrick O Connor||No. 14||Darragh Kirwan|
|No. 15||Pádraic Collins||No. 15||Conor O Donnell||No. 15||Paul Geaney||No. 15||Ryan O’Donoghue||No. 15||Shane Walsh||No. 15||Darragh Canavan||No. 15||Niall Murphy||No. 15||Paddy Woodgate|
|No. 16||David Sexton||No. 16||Gavin Mulreaney||No. 16||Shane Murphy||No. 16||Rory Byrne||No. 16||Bernard Power||No. 16||Benny Gallen||No. 16||Daniel Lyons||No. 16||Aaron O’Neill|
|No. 17||Darragh Bohannon||No. 17||Jason McGee||No. 17||Brian Ó Beaglaíoch||No. 17||Tommy Conroy||No. 17||Seán Fitzgerald||No. 17||Ruari Canavan||No. 17||Alan Reilly||No. 17||Darragh Malone|
|No. 18||Gavin Cooney||No. 18||Caolan McColgan||No. 18||Adrian Spillane||No. 18||Jason Doherty||No. 18||Daniel O’Flaherty||No. 18||Aidan Clarke||No. 18||Darragh Cummins||No. 18||Ryan Houlihan|
|No. 19||Manus Doherty||No. 19||Brian O Donnell||No. 19||Barry Dan O’Sullivan||No. 19||Enda Hession||No. 19||Cian Hernon||No. 19||Niall Devlin||No. 19||David Quinn||No. 19||Brendan Gibbons|
|No. 20||Micheal Garry||No. 20||Oisin Gallen||No. 20||Ruairi Murphy||No. 20||Darren McHale||No. 20||Paul Kelly||No. 20||Niall Kelly||No. 20||Gerard O’Kelly Lynch||No. 20||Kevin Feely|
|No. 21||Aaron Griffin||No. 21||Marty O’Reilly||No. 21||Paul Murphy||No. 21||Donnacha McHugh||No. 21||Gerard Davoran||No. 21||Kieran McGeary||No. 21||Jack Lavin||No. 21||Barry Coffey|
|No. 22||Shane Griffin||No. 22||Johnny McGroddy||No. 22||Micheál Burns||No. 22||Eoghan McLaughlin||No. 22||Niall Daly||No. 22||Michael McGleenan||No. 22||Joe Keaney||No. 22||Tony Archbold|
|No. 23||Mark McInerney||No. 23||Kane Barrett||No. 23||Mike Breen||No. 23||Kevin McLoughlin||No. 23||Robert Finnerty||No. 23||Cormac Monroe||No. 23||Kenny Gavigan||No. 23||Neil Flynn|
|No. 24||Brian McNamara||No. 24||Kieran Tobin||No. 24||Stephen O’Brien||No. 24||Pádraig O’Hora||No. 24||Cathal Sweeney||No. 24||David Mulgrew||No. 24||Luke Nicholson||No. 24||Daniel Flynn|
|No. 25||Alan Sweeney||No. 25||Jack McSharry||No. 25||Donal O’Sullivan||No. 25||Paul Towey||No. 25||Dessie Conneely||No. 25||SeanO’Donnell||No. 25||Mark Walsh||No. 25||Mike Joyce|
|No. 26||Ikem Ugweru||No. 26||Jamie Grant||No. 26||Ronan Buckley||No. 26||Bob Tuohy||No. 26||Tomo Culhane||No. 26||Niall Sludden||No. 26||Mikey Gordon||No. 26||Jack Robinson|