Allianz National Hurling League Division 1B: Antrim v Limerick (tomorrow, Cushendall, 2pm) NOT only are Limerick showing that they’re the best team in Division 1B this year, they’re winning games without their sizeable Na Piarsaigh contingent.
Allianz National Hurling League Division 2B: Derry v Armagh (tomorrow, 2pm, Celtic Park) THE table doesn’t lie – three games, three defeats and occupying the bottom two spots in Division 2B, Ulster rivals Derry and Armagh are right in the middle of relegation battle with just two games to go.
Littlewoods Ireland National League Division Two Kilkenny v Derry (Sunday, 2pm) TIPPERARY native John O’Dwyer would love to get one over on Kilkenny this weekend when he brings his Derry team down into the depths of Leinster to take on the Cats in a Littlewoods Ireland National League Division Two clash.
Allianz Hurling League Division 1B: Laois 0-27 Antrim 2-16 THIS was a game that both managers would have targeted prior to the League campaign but on Saturday evening in O’Moore Park, Portlaosie, Laois supremo Eamon Kelly was by far the happier.
All-Ireland Schools’ A Camogie semi-final: Waterford IT (Saturday 12 noon): St Angela’s, Waterford v Cross and Passion, Ballycastle It is more than three months since Cross and Passion, Ballycastle retained their Corn Eimhear title with a 9-14 to 4-7 win over first time finalists St Catherine’s, Armagh, but they know that gap in competitive action can be bridged as they made light of it last year by beating Ursuline, Tipperary to reach a first final since their title-winning year 2008.
Littlewoods Ireland National Camogie League Division 2: Antrim v Wexford It is fair to say that Antrim manager Aidan McKeown is looking ahead to the new season with a little more optimism than 12 months ago when he and Joe Baldwin took over the reins.