Hurlers crash out, minors advance

KILDARE senior hurlers crashed out of the Christy Ring Cup in Pairc Tailteann, Navan, on Saturday, defeated by the home side by three points, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

KILDARE senior hurlers crashed out of the Christy Ring Cup in Pairc Tailteann, Navan, on Saturday, defeated by the home side by three points, writes TOMMY CALLAGHAN.

It was a major disappointment for Willie Sunderland’s team who had defeated Meath twice already this season but on Saturday never reached the heights they are capable of going under on a score line of Meath 1-16 Kildare 0-16.

Meanwhile Bryan Murphy’s minor football side set up a date with Dublin in the Leinster MFC semi final after an eight point win over Louth at St. Conleth’s Park, Newbridge on Saturday.

Two first half goals from full forward and captain Paddy Brophy set up The Lilies who eventually ran out winners on a score line of Kildare 2-16 Louth 2-8.