MOST of the Down camogie team that were involved in last Sunday’s 2-8 to 0-10 win over Antrim in the Ulster final were collecting their second medal, having been part of the team that ended a 13-year wait by beating Derry in Páirc Esler last June.
Nicky Rackard Cup semi-final: Armagh v Tyrone (today, Inniskeen, 1pm) ULSTER involvement in the Nicky Rackard Cup final is assured with Armagh and Tyrone set to go head to head in pursuit of that visit to Croke Park, writes Francis Mooney They meet today in a derby semi-final at Inniskeen, a game upon which the season of both counties rests.
WESTMEATH hurling boss Joe Quaid says his players would be foolish to regard Antrim as a one-man team following Neil McManus’s gargantuan performance in their win over Offaly last week – while the Limerick native aimed another broadside at the GAA for its poor promotion of the Joe McDonagh Cup.
NIAMH Mallon got Down off to a great start with a goal in the third minute of the show-piece Ulster senior final in Clones on Sunday, but she never felt that the reigning champions were going to get it easy against Antrim.
NEIL McManus says Antrim’s victory over Offaly in the Joe McDonagh Cup last weekend rivals any result he’s achieved with his county – but insists an arguably bigger test awaits the Saffrons in Dunloy on Saturday when Westmeath roll into town (3pm).