Kildare hurlers put in a brilliant performance yesterday to beat London by 3-19 to 1-11 in the Christy Ring Cup final.
Kildare were always in control and lead at half time by 1-9 to 6 points: the goal on 34 minutes by Jack Sheridan.
Kildare had two more goals in the 2nd half by Shane Ryan and Sheridan again.
James Burke continues his remarkable recovery from life threatening illness of only a couple of months ago as he hit a game-high 8 points today.
It’s Kildare’s 2nd Christy Ring title, having previously won in 2014
They will now play Antrim next Saturday, at a venue to be decided, for a place in next year’s Joe McDonagh Cup.
In a game that was level on ten occasions, the senior footballers had a dramatic 1-16 to 1-13 win over Longford in the Round 2 Qualifier.
Longford lead 0-9 to 0-8 at half time.
With 90 seconds left, Kildare took the lead for the first time, when captain Eoin Doyle fisted a point 0-14 to 0-13.
6 minutes of injury time was added.
Kevin Feely fired a great point to put the Lilies 2 pts ahead 0-15 to 0-13, with 4 minutes of injury time remaining.
Kildare’s Peter Kelly was then sent off on a 2nd yellow.
Kildare counter attacked through Kevin Flynn and Daniel Flynn to set up Chris Healy for a goal on 77 minutes to make it 1-15 to 0-13. But, within a minute, Longford struck for a goal.
However a last minute Paul Cribbin fisted point gave Kildare a 1-16 to 1-13 win and entry to tomorrow morning’s Round 3 Qualifier Draw.
Kildare Junior footballers play Meath in the Leinster final in Croke Park at 1.45 today, in a curtain raiser to the Dublin/Laois senior final.
On the way to Sunday’s final, Kildare beat Wexford and Louth – the latter by 2-19 to 0-8
Jim Gavin has named an unchanged side for today’s senior final with Laois. Stephen Cluxton has recovered from injury
Kfm will have commentary of today’s finals, beginning with the Junior final which throws in at 1.45pm. Join Ger McNally and Pat Costello for all the action, in association with Hanlon Concrete, Robertstown..
England have rushed to a first half four nil first half lead against Panama at the World Cup, a win today will secure progress to the last 16 for Gareth Southgate’s side.
The top two in Group H play at 4: Japan vs Senegal.
At 7, its Poland vs Columbia in Kazan; both have yet to register a point in Group H
Today’s racing is in Gowran Park from 2.05