Sligo hurlers get morale-boosting win in Tyrone

Sligo hurlers breathed new life into their Christy Ring Cup campaign on Sunday with a spirited 0-20 to 1-16 victory over Tyrone in Carrickmore.

Easkey’s Andy Kilcullen scored nine of Sligo tally – including the matchwinning point in the eighth minute of additional time, which clinched victory.

Sligo lead the game pretty much from start to finish and were 0-10 to 0-4 up at one stage before three consecutive Tyrone points at the end of the first half brought Tyrone back into it.

In the second-half, Sligo managed to stay in front until the 69th minute when a Chris Kearns brought Tyrone level.

However, Padraig Mannion’s side showed commendable battling qualities in added time with Kilcullen’s exploits helping to secure a dramatic one-point victory.

Weekend Christy Ring Cup results
Tyrone 1-16 Sligo 0-20
Mayo 0-21 London 2-22
Derry 1-19 Meath 1-21

Christy Ring Cup table after round 3