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Christy Ring Cup: Antrim Victory 3-20 to 0-17

25th April 2016


Antrim hurlers earned a 3-20 to 0-17 win over Kildare in their Christy Ring Cup opener at Parnell Park.

Two Ciaran Clarke goals helped the Saffrons take a 2-13 to 0-5 lead by half-time and while Kildare improved, Antrim were never going to be caught.

Clarke was hugely influential for Antrim in the opening half, registering all bar five points of their tally before the break.

Antrim forged an early 0-6 to 0-1 lead before Clarke's 17th-minute goal emphasised their superiority.

The Ballycastle club-man hammered in a second goal eight minutes later before his side pushed 14 points clear at the break.

The Lilywhites outscored their opponents by six points to two early on the restart but Antrim were never under any threat and John Dillon's 58th-minute goal helped them win by 12 at the finish.

Report from BBC Sport.

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