Christy Ring Cup round-up: Kildare and London draw
Reigning Christy Ring Cup champions Kildare must face London again, while elsewhere there were home wins for Kerry, Derry and Meath in the first round.
A last gasp goal from Luke Hands, ensured London and Kildare will meet again next Saturday in Newbridge, after a 2-23 apiece draw after extra-time in Ruislip.
Little separated the sides throughout the contest, with the sides tied at 0-10 apiece at half-time in normal time.
London came out strongest on the restart, with Martin Duggan netting a 41st minute goal to hand them a 1-11 to 0-11 advantage.
The Exiles pushed seven points clear with 11 minutes remaining, but second half substitute Gerry Keegan worked hard to bring the visitors back into contention.
The Celbridge clubman fired a vital goal to cut the gap, with London held scoreless in the closing five minutes, as a Mark Moloney goal in the last minute forced extra-time at 2-17 to 1-20.
London pushed 1-23 to 2-18 ahead at the interval, and although Kildare fired five points without reply, Fergus McMahon’s charges worked hard, as Hands' late three-pointer forced a replay.
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