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Wins for Kerry and Derry in Christy Ring Cup

Updated: Saturday, 04 May 2013 22:21 | Comments

Kerry beat  Down at Páirc Esler
Kerry beat Down at Páirc Esler

There were wins for Kerry, Derry, Kildare and Meath in Round 1 of the Christy Ring Cup, while Roscommon beat Sligo and Tyrone beat Louth in the Nicky Rackard Cup.

Barry Slevin’s late goal helped Meath to a 1-20 to 2-10 win over Armagh in Trim.

Playing against the wind, the Royals trailed by 1-07 to 0-06 at the break but rallied to claim a spot in the quarter-finals.

Kildare beat Mayo 1-23 to 0-15 in Newbridge.

The Lillies led by 0-12 to 0-08 at the break and pulled away to record an 11-point win.

At Páirc Esler Kerry were pushed all the way by Down.

The Kingdom took a 2-12 to 1-08 lead in at half-time but Down reduced the margin to just two points, 3-16 to 2-17, at the end.

Elsewhere, Derry saw off Wicklow by a single point in Celtic Park, 1-11 to 1-10.

The four winners go into the quarter-finals, while today’s losers go into a play-off.

Fermanagh and Warwickshire won their Lory Meagher Cup ties against Leitrim and Longford. 

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CHRISTY RING CUP ROUND 1

Derry 1-11 Wicklow 1-10

Down 2-17 Kerry 3-16

Meath 1-20 Armagh 2-10

Kildare 1-23 Mayo 0-15

NICKY RACKARD CUP ROUND 1

Tyrone 1-11 Louth 0-12

Roscommon 1-18 Sligo 0-14

LORY MEAGHER CUP ROUND 1

Leitrim 0-12 Fermanagh 3-13

Warwickshire 1-15 Longford 1-10

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