Kildare and Down name unchanged sides

High scoring clash expected in Croker on Sunday

Thomas Callaghan


Thomas Callaghan


Kildare name Christy Ring Team

Kildare captain Brian Byrne

Kildare senior hurling team manager, David Herity and his selectors have, not surprisingly, named the same starting team for Sunday's Christy Ring Cup final, against Down, that started their semi final against Roscommon last week.

Although The Lilies were slow to get into their stride, and trailed by a point after 20 minutes, they upped their game after the water break to blow The Rossies away.

Meanwhile Down have also named an unchanged side following their incredible win over Offaly last Sunday. Manager Ronan Sheehan sticks with the XV heroes that started last Sunday's semi final.

KILDARE: Paddy McKenna; Simon Lacey, John Doran, Cian Shanahan; Niall Ó Muineacháin, Rian Boran, Kevin Whelan; Cathal Dowling, Paul Divilly; James Burke, Jack Sheridan, Conor Dowling; Tadhg Forde, Brian Byrne cpt, David Slattery.

DOWN: Stephen Keith; Tony Murray, Caolan Tagart, Michael Hughes; Barry Trainor, Conor Woods, Liam Savage; Matt Conlon, John McManus; Donal Hughes; Pearse Óg McCrickard, Tim Prenter; Oisín MacManus; Eoin Sands, Daithí Sands.

Sunday's final throws-in at 4 pm in Croke Park.