Derry 1-13 4-18 Kildare

Martin Fitzgerald
Martin Fitzgerald scored two goals for Kildare at Banagher

Kildare proved too strong for Derry in the Christy Ring Cup quarter-final at Banagher.

In a thrilling first 15 minutes David Harney, Martin Fitzgerald and Tony Murphy netted for Kildare while Cathal McKeever scored Derry's goal.

The Leinster visitors held a commanding 3-8 to 1-9 lead at the break.

The Lilywhites failed to ease up on the restart with Fitzgerald netting their fourth goal early in the second half.

Derry's scoring opportunities were limited in the second half as they were held to just four points.

Kildare will now face Wicklow in the semi-finals.

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