THEY were the best of enemies last year after four hot and heavy meetings – but Carlow boss Colm Bonnar insists Antrim have shown the way for his men after going toe-to-toe with some of hurling’s big hitters.
In his post-match interview on TG4 immediately after last month's league final, Mícheál Ó Domhnaill asked TJ Reid if he thought, after losing their first two matches against Cork and Clare, that winning a league title was a possibility.
Joe McDonagh Cup Antrim Managers Terence McNaughton, Dominic McKinley, Gary O’Kane, Neal Peden Captain Conor McKinley Main man Neil McManus – an obvious choice but his scoring stats were ridiculous in the league.
Joe McDonagh Cup round one: Carlow 0-21 Kerry 0-18; Laois 1-21 Westmeath 2-21 A LATE surge helped Carlow make a winning start to their Joe McDonagh Cup campaign at a sun-drenched Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday.
Joe McDonagh Cup round one: Meath v Antrim (Pairc Tailteann, Navan, 3pm today) ANTRIM hurlers may be regarded as traditionally superior to Meath but recent results - and Saffrons joint-manager Dominic McKinley - argue otherwise.
GAA president John Horan heads north tomorrow to officially open Portglenone’s new £1million sports facilities, marking a huge milestone in the history of both Roger Casement’s GAC and Geraldine’s camogie club.