Team news: Down make no change for Christy Ring Cup final

November 20, 2020

Down hurling boss Ronan Sheehan

Down manager Ronan Sheehan has kept faith in a winning formula by making no changes to his starting line-up ahead of the Christy Ring Cup final against Kildare at Croke Park on Sunday (throw-in 4pm).

The Mourne men pulled off one of the greatest results in their history last Saturday when upsetting the odds to beat Offaly after a dramatic penalty shoot-out at Pairc Esler.

Goalkeeper and captain Stephen Keith was the hero on the day as he ended up remarkably saving three penalties in what was the first ever penalty shoot-out in championship hurling.

Down (Christy Ring Cup v Kildare): Stephen Keith; Michael Hughes, Caolan Taggart, Tom Murray; Barry Trainor, Conor Woods, Liam Savage; Matt Conlan, John McManus; Donal Hughes, Pearse Og McCrickard, Tim Prenter; Oisin MacManus, Eoghan Sands, Daithi Sands.

It's a bumper weekend of inter-county championship matches with football deciders in Leinster, Munster and Ulster, two All-Ireland hurling quarter-finals, two Joe McDonagh Cup ties and the Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cup finals. Be sure to follow all of the action live on the match tracker.

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