Derry beaten by London in Christy Ring Cup

Derry hurling manager Ger Rogan

London held off a second-half Derry comeback to win 3-11 to 1-15 in the Christy Ring Cup quarter-final.

The Exiles led 3-10 to 0-7 at half-time and clung on as time ran out for Derry in the closing stages at Celtic Park.

Two goals from Luke Hand and a Martin Finn strike helped London lead by 12 points at the interval.

Paddy Henry's goal after the break gave Derry hope and the Oak Leafers missed several other goal chances as they steadily cut London's lead.

London join Wicklow, Down and Saturday's other winners Meath in the semi-finals of the competition.

The semi-final draw has yet to be made.

WEEKEND GAA FIXTURES

SATURDAY

Christy Ring Cup quarter-finals

Derry 1-15 3-11 London

Meath 1-16 0-16 Kildare

Leinster Hurling Championship

Westmeath 0-14 0-12 Antrim

Carlow 0-13 0-20 Laois

Nicky Rackard Cup quarter-finals

Sligo 1-9 3-15 Louth

Roscommon 2-19 1-11 Monaghan

SUNDAY

Ulster SFC preliminary round

Cavan v Donegal [Kingspan Breffni Park, 15:30]

Connacht SFC

Roscommon v Galway [Dr Hyde Park, 16:00]

Leinster SFC

Westmeath v Louth [Navan, 15:30]

Longford v Laois [Pearse Park, 15:30]

Munster SFC

Limerick v Waterford [Gaelic Grounds, Limerick, 15:30]

Lory Meagher Cup

Longford v Liatroim [TBC]

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