Christy Ring Cup: Keegan makes his point
May 18, 2013
A converted Gerry Keegan free in the closing stages gave Kildare a slender one-point victory over Wicklow in the Christy Ring Cup at Arklow.
The Lilywhites withstood a second half rally from the hosts to qualify for the semi-final stages of the competition.
Kildare led by 0-9 to 0-3 at the change of ends but goals from Andy O'Brien and Christy Moorehouse set up a nail-biting last five minutes.
Seanie Kinsella sent over an equalising point for the Garden County but Keegan's late point from a free proved to be the game's decisive score.
Kildare - P Dermody; J Doran, F O Muineachain, P Curtin; N O Muineachain (0-1), M Moloney, P Reidy; D Butler (0-1), P Downey; D Harney (0-5), R Hoban, T Murphy (0-2); M Purcell (0-1), B Deay (0-1), G Keegan (0-6). Subs: P Keegan for Hoban, K Divilly for Butler.
Wicklow - W O'Gorman; E Dunne, B Osbourne, B Cuddihy; G Bermingham, L Kennedy, G Byrne; S Kelly, R Keddy; J Henderson (0-2), E Kearns (0-1), M Lee; S Kinsella (0-1), J O'Neill, A O'Brien (1-6). Subs: C Moorehouse (1-0) for Keddy, R Byrne for G Byrne, G Weir for M Lee.
Referee - P Murphy.
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