The county’s hurlers this afternoon fell to another defeat in this year’s Christy Ring Cup. They lost today to London, who came out on top at Hastings Insurance MacHale Park on a scoreline of 2-22 to 0-21.
The main damage was done in the first half as Ronan Crowley found the net twice for London. The Bandon native was on fire for the visitors, posting an individual tally of 2-13, nine points of which came from frees.
London led by six at the break and although points continued to be traded in the second half, the home side were unable to eat into that deficit. The Exiles won by seven at the finish.
Today’s loss is the third in a row for our lads in this year’s Christy Ring Cup, leaving them rooted to the bottom of the table (here). Progression in the competition is now beyond them in a campaign that has morphed into an all-out battle to avoid relegation.
Next up for the lads is an away match against Sligo in a fortnight’s time. That game is now pretty much a must-win one in the team’s fight to retain Christy Ring status for next year.
Match report from the Irish Independent is here.