Masita All-Ireland Post Primary Schools’ Paddy Buggy Cup final: Saturday, 2pm in Inniskeen St Patrick’s, Maghera v Coláiste Choilm, Tullamore A dozen years ago St Patrick’s, Maghera broke the mould as Mageean Cup champions going on to win an All-Ireland title by beating Bagnalstown from Carlow to collect the O’Keefe Cup.
Danske Bank Foresters’ Cup final: Cushendun, Wednesday 4pm Cross and Passion, Ballycastle v St Killian’s, Garron Tower There is something about the Danske Bank Foresters’ Cup that brings the best out of the hurlers of St Killian’s, Garron Tower.
Allianz HL Division 2B relegation play-off: Derry v Armagh, Ballyshannon, 1pm This afternoon Derry senior hurlers head to Ballyshannon - a rather strange venue for the two counties to meet-to face Armagh in a relegation play-off - after what can only be described as a frustrating and disappointing Allianz Hurling league campaign.
Ulster U21 Hurling Championship play-off: Antrim U21 v Down U21 (today, Davitt Park, 3pm) A PLACE in the first play-off round of the Leinster U21 Hurling Championship and the chance to mix it with the likes of Dublin and Kilkenny is the prize on offer for today’s winners in Lurgan.
DESPITE the gut-wrenching experience of relegation, Antrim’s joint hurling manager Dominic ‘Woody’ McKinley believes it’s the most committed group of players he’s worked with during his several stints in the job.
Allianz National League Division 1B relegation play-off: Antrim 0-17 Laois 1-16: YESTERDAY’S relegation showdown will be remembered for two things: the horrendous chill that gripped Dunloy and the 17 wides that undoubtedly cost Antrim their place in Division 1B next season.
Allianz Hurling League: Division 2 final: Sunday (1pm): Kingspan Breffni Park: Down v Mayo DOWN and the Division 2B final have been on a two-year cycle recently and the Ardsmen will be hoping that it’s third time lucky against Mayo in Kingspan Breffni tomorrow afternoon.