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Sunday 11 December 2016

Kerry add Ring title

Kerry players Thomas Casey and Colum Harty celebrate after the final whistle. Christy Ring Cup Final, Kerry v Derry. Croke Park, Dublin
Kerry players Thomas Casey and Colum Harty celebrate after the final whistle. Christy Ring Cup Final, Kerry v Derry. Croke Park, Dublin

Just weeks after winning promotion to Division 1B of the National Hurling League, Kerry ended a sequence of Christy Ring Cup final defeats with a 1-20 tp 0-12 win over Derry at Croke Park on Saturday.

Shane Nolan scored the only goal of the game on his way to a 1-8 tally against a Derry side appearing in the final for the first time.

Meanwhile, Captain Fantastic Micheal Kelly struck a sensational goal in stoppage time to win the Nicky Rackard Cup for Roscommon, on a 2-12 to 1-14 scoreline.

Kelly hit a 20-metre free to the net to give the Rossies a dream finish to a game they looked destined to lose after sub Cathal Kelly was sent off with 15 minutes to play.

Fermanagh dedicated their first ever Lory Meagher Cup win to the memory of former team-mate Shane Mulholland, who was killed in a road crash earlier this year.

The Erne men came from behind to defeat Sligo 3-17 to 1-17 thanks to goals from Sean Corrigan and Declan McGarry (2), despite having three men sent off in the second half.

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