Tuesday 20 August 2019

Christy Ring cup round up

Roscommon 0-20 Kildare 1-15

Leading 0-8 to 0-7 up at half-time, the Rossies had Peter Kellehan sent off and were three points down with two minutes to play. (Stock picture)
Leading 0-8 to 0-7 up at half-time, the Rossies had Peter Kellehan sent off and were three points down with two minutes to play. (Stock picture)

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Rossies turn tables on Kildare in shock victory

Roscommon 0-20  Kildare 1-15

Roscommon stunned holders Kildare in Athleague - 12 months after losing to them by 26 points.

Leading 0-8 to 0-7 up at half-time, the Rossies had Peter Kellehan sent off and were three points down with two minutes to play - Jack Sheridan got the Kildare goal - but produced a heroic rally. Cathal Dolan's 12 points were key.

Scorers - Roscommon: C Dolan 0-12 (11fs), P Kelly 0-3, D Heavey, C Egan, C Mulry, N Fallon (1f), S Curley 0-1 each. Kildare: B Byrne 0-8 (7fs), J Sheridan 1-2 (0-1f), K Whelan 0-2, N Ó'Muineacháin, J Gorman, M Fitzgerald 0-1 each.

Roscommon - N Fallon; P Nolan, P Kenny, H Rooney; C Coyle, P Kellehan, A Moore; D Heavey, S Curley; G Keenan, P Kelly, N Connaughton; G Egan, C Egan, C Dolan. Subs: C Mulry for G Egan (54), E Kenny for Connaughton (64).

Kildare: P McKenna; N Ó'Muineacháin, D Cahill, J Dolan; R Boran, R Kelly, A Kelly; J Travers, K Whelan; J Gorman, B Byrne, J Burke; C Dowling, M Fitzgerald, J Sheridan. Subs: M Delaney for Dowling (48), C Derivan for R Kelly (54), P Kennedy for Gorman (65), G Johnson for Travers (65).

REF - M Murtagh (Westmeath)

Meath 2-23  London 0-13

Jack Regan bagged 12 points as Meath crushed London in Navan.

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Padraig O’Hanrahan put the Royals ahead on 20 seconds, and goals from Eamonn ó Donnacadh and Alan Douglas helped them to a 2-11 to 0-5 interval lead.

Scorers – Meath: J Regan 0-12 (7fs), E ó Donnacadh 1-4, A Douglas 1-1, J Kelly 0-3, D Healy, P O’Hanrahan, S Morris 0-1 each. London: A Sheehan 0-7 (6fs), M O’Dwyer 0-2, C Nelson, K Reid (f), S Lawless, D Nolan 0-1 each.

Meath – S McGann; G Murphy, D Kelly, S Whitty; S Brennan, K Keoghan, J Kelly; S Geraghty, C McCabe; D Healy, P O’Hanrahan, J Regan; G McGowan, E O Donnacadh, A Douglas. Subs: A Gannon for Douglas (45), C O’Sullivan for McGowan (58), S Morris for Geraghty (61), C O Mealoid for O’Hanrahan (64), J McGowan for Gannon (65).

London – P Buckley; D O’Regan, P Muldoon, L Murphy; K Burke, K Reid, S Conlon; O Royston, J Kennedy; C Nelson, S Lohan, M O’Dwyer; A Sheehan, B McGarry, D Nolan. Subs: F Collins for O’Regan (27), S Lawless for O’Dwyer (h-t), C Thornton for Nelson (53), J Byrne for Lohan (63), B Hickey for Royston (63).

Ref – N Wall (Cork)


Derry 3-20  Down 2-14

Cormac O’Doherty scored 2-9 as Derry pulled off a surprise at Portaferry.

With Sé McGuigan also raising a green flag, the visitors led 3-9 to 1-5 at the break, and there was no way back for Down.


Scorers – Derry: C O’Doherty 2-9 (0-6fs, 1-1 ‘65’), S McGuigan 1-3, P Cleary, M McGuigan 0-2 each, M Craig, B McGilligan, T McHugh, G Bradley 0-1 each. Down: O MacManus 0-8fs, R McCrickard (f), E Sands 1-0 each, P Sheehan (2fs), T Prenter 0-2 each; J McManus, PJ Davidson 0-1 each.

Derry – S Kelly; C Kelly, S Cassidy, P Kelly; L Og Hinphey, M McGrath, C Waldron; M McGuigan, B Og McGilligan; P Cleary, S McGuigan, T Brady; R Mullan, M Craig, C O’Doherty. Subs: R McCartney for C Kelly (3); G Bradley for Brady (h-t); T McHugh for M McGuigan (46); N Waldron for Hinphey (57); J Mullan for Cleary (59) 6:

Down – S Keith; T Murray, C Taggart, D Mallon; M Fisher, M Conlon, M Patterson; J McManus, D Toner; P Sheehan, C O’Prey, T Prenter; D Sands, E Sands, O MacManus. Subs: R McCrickard for Sheehan (h-t); PJ Davidson for O’Prey (48)

REF – S Stack (Dublin)


Wicklow 4-12   Donegal 1-15

Gary Hughes netted a hat-trick as Wicklow defeated Christy Ring debutants Donegal in Letterkenny.

Donegal led 1-6 to 0-2 as Lee Henderson hit the net, but Wicklow stormed back through Hughes. They were just two behind – 1-7 to 1-5 – at the changeover and they stormed into the driving seat as Hughes and sub Jonathan O’Neill scored goals.

Scorers – Wicklow: G Hughes 3-0, C Moorehouse (5f, 1 ’65) 0-6, J O’Neill 1-1, R Keddy 0-3, G Byrne, E Byrne 0-1 each. Donegal: L Henderson 1-6 (5f), C Matthewson 0-5 (3f), G Browne, S McVeigh, J O’Loughlin, D Duffy 0-1 each

Donegal – P Burns; Conor Parke, C McDermott, M Callaghan; J O’Loughlin, S McVeigh, S Gillespie; J Boyle, D Cullen; R McDermott, C Matthewson, C Finn; G Browne, L Henderson, D Duffy. Subs: C Flood for Finn (42), R Hilferty for Henderson (46).

Wicklow – C McNally; G Byrne, B Cuddihy, Martin O’Brien; W Kavanagh, S Kelly, E Kearns; J Henderson, J Doyle; E McCormack, E Byrne, D Staunton; C Moorehouse, R Keddy, G Hughes. Subs: R Byrne for Doyle (63), J O’Neill (1-1) for Byrne (63), L Evans for Keddy (68), C O’Braoin for Byrne (73).

Ref – S Hynes (Galway).



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