Draws made for Kildare GAA Pre-Season competitions

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Draws made for Kildare GAA Pre-Season competitions
By Robert Cribbin 16:46 Thursday 10th of January 2019

Details for the Aldridge, Keogh and Dowling Cup's have been revealed.

Aldridge Cup champions Sarsfields will begin the defence of their title with All-Ireland Under 20 winner Davy Burke at the helm and he will face off with his own club Confey in Group 1 that also consists of Round Towers and Leixlip.

Carbury were the team Sarsfields beat in last year's final and like Burke there will be a quick reunion of sorts as new boss Philip Wolfe collides with former team Eadestown as well as Athy and Maynooth.

Moorefield missed out on the competition last year due to their involvement in the All Ireland Club Championship but they are back this season and will lock horns with St.Laurences, Naas and Johnstownbridge.

In similar fashion to Moorefield a year previous, Two Mile House will be missing as they concentrate solely on their All-Ireland Intermediate Club Semi-Final on Sunday week and Leixlip take their place.

Europcar sponsor all three competitions and with Leixlip's promotion to the Aldridge Cup, the Junior Championship finalists of 2018 in Rheban and Milltown go into the Keogh Cup and they are in the same group alongside holders Clogherinkoe and Ballyteague.

Beaten Intermediate County finalists Monasterevan line up alongside Kill, Nurney and Kilcullen in Group 2.

The Dowling Cup is highlighted with Ballymore who were relegated to the Junior ranks joining Grangenolvan, Ballykelly and Castlemitchell.

The games are due to commence on Saturday the 9th of February.

Europcar Aldridge Cup

Group 1

Eadestown

Carbury

Athy

Maynooth

Group 2

Celbridge

Clane

Raheens

Castledermot

Group 3

Leixlip

Confey

Sarsfields

Round Towers

Group 4

Moorefield

St Laurences

Johnstownbridge

Naas

Europcar Keogh Cup

Group 1

Ellistown

Rathangan

St Kevin’s

Straffan

Group 2

Monasterevan

Kill

Nurney

Kilcullen

Group 3

Rheban

Ballyteague

Clogherinkoe

Milltown

Group 4

Kilcock

Suncroft

Sallins

Allenwood

Europcar Dowling Cup

Group 1

Grangenolvan

Ballymore Eustace

Ballykelly

Castlemitchell

Group 2

Caragh

Cappagh

Rathcoffey

Robertstown

Group 3

Athy 2

Sarsfields 2

Moorefield 2

Naas 2

Celbridge 2

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