Dowling double sees Kildare sink Sligo for opening Christy Ring Cup win

April 13, 2024

Meath's Tom Shine with Cathal Dowling Kildare during the NHL Division 2A game at Pairc Tailteann

Kildare got their Christy Ring Cup campaign off to their perfect start today after defeating Sligo by 2-19 to 2-8 at Markievicz Park.

The hosts had settled into this opener in better fashion thanks to Gerard O'Kelly-Lynch’s goal, but a pair of goals from Cathal Dowling saw Kildare storm towards a 2-3 to 1-0 lead after just six minutes.

O’Kelly-Lynch would find the Lilywhites’ net again before half-time, however still trailed by 2-13 to 2-4 at the break and, after the change of ends, Jack Sheridan and James Burke kept the points coming for the Kildare.

The duo would combine for six points in the second-half which was more than enough to ensure the opening win for their side here.

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