Dublin welcome Kildare to Croke Park for the Leinster SFC semi-final this Sunday. While many think Dublin's glory is a foregone conclusion, this game could be a cracker after their tight league encounter and the vulnerability of Dublin have occasionally flashed this year. We have all the information on how to watch Dublin v Kildare right here.
When is Dublin v Kildare?
Dublin take on Kildare in Croke Park on Sunday the 30th of April at 16:00.
How to watch Dublin v Kildare
Dublin v Kildare will be broadcast live on GAA GO with coverage starting at 15:35 ahead of throw-in at 16:00.
There is absolutely no doubt about it Dublin are the heavy favourites here. They've won 17 of the last 18 Leinster Championships and have won it every year since 2011.
Despite Dublin's season being underwhelming so far, they've lost just one competitive game, won a Division Two title, been promoted back to division one and beat Laois 4-30 to 2-9 in the opening round of this competition already this year. Couple that with the return of some of their biggest stars like Jack McAffrey, Paul Mannion and Stephen Cluxton and its hard to see most teams in Ireland beating them.
Kildare's form has neither been amazing nor terrible, they only won three of seven games in the second division of the leagues. However, they did comfortably dispose of Wicklow in the Leinster quarter-final beating them 1-17 to 0-10. Unfortunately for Kildare mediocrity is rarely enough to beat this Dublin side. Kildare however will take confidence from their clash in the league when they lost to Dublin by only a single point.
However, Dublin have come on strides since then, resembling a team some feared was gone in their game against Laois. Anything but a comprehensive Dublin win this Sunday would be one of the biggest upsets in recent GAA history and a dark day for the Dubs.
Dessie Farrell isn't messing about here. Jack McCaffrey and Paul Mannion both start and that's not the half of it. However, there's no space for Dean Rock, Cormac Costello or the Small Brothers who make up an outstanding bench, a testament to just how strong this team is.
Dessie Farrell has named his Dublin Senior Football panel to face Kildare on Sunday in the Leinster Semi Final at Croke Park 👕#UpTheDubs pic.twitter.com/Z1bb2DHPLm
— Dublin GAA (@DubGAAOfficial) April 28, 2023
Glenn Ryan has made no changes to his side that beat Wicklow in the quarter-final and why would he after the success he had that day? Kevin O'Callaghan and Aaron Masterson start in the mid-field while Darragh Kirwan lines out in full forward. The team in full is:
**Team Announcement **
Glenn Ryan and his management have named the Kildare Senior Football panel to play Dublin in the Leinster SFC Semi Final in Croke Park on Sun at 4pm.
The players and management welcome your support.
Advance ticket sales only on https://t.co/k9jIpB318u pic.twitter.com/2ZhiKQseuB
— Kildare GAA (@KildareGAA) April 28, 2023
That's all the information you need on how to watch Dublin v Kildare in this year's Leinster SFC semi-final.