Down 1-13 2-17 Derry

Ruairi Convery of Derry
Ruairi Convery contributed six points to the Derry tally

Derry saw off Down by seven points in Saturday's Christy Ring Cup first round match at Ballycran.

Gareth Johnson scored the first goal for Down but Oisin Doherty and Alan Grant neeted to help put Derry into a 2-8 to 1-8 half-time lead.

Ruairi Convery ended as Derry's top scorer with six points while James Coyle landed nine for Down.

Armagh fell to Meath 2-21 to 1-17, Kerry beat Kildare 1-25 to 1-12 and Wicklow edged Mayo 1-19 1-17.

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