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Kerry through to Christy Ring final, Meath and Down draw

Updated: Saturday, 25 May 2013 17:51 | Comments

Kerry will have to wait until next week to discover their opponents in the Christy Ring final
Kerry will have to wait until next week to discover their opponents in the Christy Ring final

Kerry are through to the final of the Christy Ring Cup after seeing off the challenge of Kildare, but they will have to wait to learn their opponents after Meath and Down played out a thrilling draw in the other semi-final.

The Kingdom were always in control against Kildare in a low-scoring game in Tralee.

Kerry led by 0-07 to 0-04 at half-time and scored the only goal of the game in the second half to secure a 1-12 to 0-09 win.

The game of the afternoon took place in Trim where Meath fought back from a five-point deficit at the break against Down to force extra-time, 1-20 to 2-17.

The Royal County led by two at the break in extra time but the sides couldn't be separated, and it ended 1-25 to 2-22.

The game will be replayed in Newry next week, with details to be confirmed.

Donegal and Roscommon will contest the Nicky Rackard final after seeing off the challenges of Monaghan and Tyrone respectively.

The Farney County had led at the break in Letterkenny, 2-05 to 1-05, but the home side rallied to claim a 5-12 to 2-09 win.

They will be joined by Roscommon after the Connacht side recorded a 23-point win over Tyrone in Athleague, 3-28 to 0-14.

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