What time, what channel and everything you need to know about Dublin v Kildare

Dublin's Con O'Callaghan gets a shot away

Tony Considine

Kildare make the short hop to Dublin this weekend for the Leinster football final. Here's all you need to know about the game.

Where and when is it on?

Saturday’s match takes place at Croke Park with a 5.00pm throw-in.

What’s the team news?

The teams should be announced by Friday and we will bring them to you on Independent.ie as soon as they’re confirmed.

Where can I watch the game?

The match is live on RTE 2 with coverage from 2.30pm with the Munster final up first at 3pm. The game will also be streamed live on the RTE Player.

What can I read about and listen to on Independent.ie during the build-up?

The top of ‘Braveheart Hill’, a sweep of undulating land to one side of the Curragh camp where Mel Gibson and his crew re-enacted the ‘Battle of Stirling’ for the 1994 blockbuster film, offers panoramic views of Kildare.

Colm Keys has examined how Kildare are mixing the old with the new and spoken to ex-player and manager John Crofton about how central the Curragh has been to generations of county players' training schedules.

Twenty years ago, Dublin and Kildare locked horns in the Leinster Senior Football Championship final with the Dubs ending a barren run of seven years without a provincial title as they claimed the Delaney Cup with a 2-13 to 2-11 win.

Johnny McNally was playing that day and the Ballinteer St John’s clubman has been sharing his memories with Rónán Mac Lochlainn.

Con O'Callaghan spoke to Michael Verney about his love of the game last week.

Donnchadh Boyle has his Monday usual wrap-up for you here.

And for a further recap of last weekend’s GAA action you can listen to the latest edition of The Throw-In GAA podcast below.

After being tipped to take on Limerick, Waterford’s season imploded in Munster this year and John Mullane joins Will Slattery and Michael Verney to try and make sense of it all.

Meanwhile, Eddie Brennan reflects on Kilkenny’s surprise defeat to Wexford calling their play predictable and the panel also look ahead to the Munster and Leinster finals.

Plus Will and Michael cover the opening draw for the All-Ireland football qualifiers.

And don’t forget to listen out for Philly McMahon’s show every Thursday where he gives his take on the Football Championship.

On Philly's latest show, he joins presenter Sinéad Kissane and the Irish Independent’s Conor McKeon with a preview of where the weekend's games will be won and lost.

For more from The Throw-In visit the show page at: www.independent.ie/podcasts/the-throw-in/

What are the match odds?

Dublin are heavy favourites at 1/7 with Kildare 5/1 and the draw after 70 minutes 14/1.

What are the managers saying?

We'll bring you quotes from Dessie Farrell and Glenn Ryan on Independent.ie once they face the press.

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