Nicky Rackard Cup quarter-final: Monaghan v Donegal (today, 3pm, Inniskeen) 364 DAYS ago, to be exact, Monaghan came within inches of completing a remarkable recovery against Donegal in a Nicky Rackard Cup quarter-final.
HERE’S a question for you. How does a man who has given Cork the runaround at Croke Park and scored 3-7 in an All-Ireland club final find himself turning out in front of two men and a dog in hurling’s fourth tier competition?
Nicky Rackard Cup round 2A: Derry v Longford (tomorrow, 3pm, Owenbeg) CALL it the weight of expectation or call it the comfort of coming at things with a strong hand but either way, Derry know what they’ve produced over the last fortnight will not do.
Christy Ring Cup round 2A: Antrim v Down (today, Cushendall, 2pm) ON current form Antrim, riding high with just one defeat all year and two trophies already in the bag, should win comfortably against a Down outfit that is short on resources and struggling to find form.
Sidelines (Ulster u-17 fixtures must be included) TODAY Christy Ring Cup Round 2A Kildare v Wicklow (Newbridge, 3pm) KILDARE stumbled past Mayo last week in a game they were expected to win and manager Joe Quaid will be hoping for much better today.