Kildare and Down name unchanged teams

High scoring game in prospect in Croker on Sunday

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 their starting line-up. Manager, Ronan Sheehan will to the staring heroes that shocked Offaly in the semi final last weekend.

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

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.

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