Down 1-18 1-7 Meath

Gareth Johnson
Gareth Johnson scored six points in Down's victory

Down were comfortable winners in Saturday's Christy Ring Cup quarter-final at Ballycran.

Paul Braniff scored Down's goal on nine minutes while four Gareth Johnson points helped the Mourne team to a 1-12 to 0-1 half-time lead.

Michael Cole netted and Noel King added five points as Meath made a good start to the second half.

Johnson saw his 55th minute penalty saved by keeper Shane McGann but Down eased through to the semis.