Dropout Study: The GAA Numbers Game

Cahair O’Kane
STATISTICS will only ever tell you so much, and there are always caveats, but there is no hiding from certain numbers.

Antrim need to hold up their end and hope for a Carlow favour

Cahair O’Kane
Allianz National Football League Division Four: Limerick v Antrim (tomorrow, 1pm, Newcastlewest) BY the time the final whistle sounds in Newcastlewest, it could all be over for Antrim regardless of whether they win or lose.

League relegation looms for Derry or Armagh hurlers

Seamus Mullan
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.

Fermanagh to sit tight and squeeze out Longford

Cahair O'Kane
Allianz National Football League Division Three: Longford v Fermanagh (tomorrow, 3pm, Glennon Brothers Pearse Park) IN their games against Longford and Fermanagh, newly-promoted table-toppers Armagh led for the sum total of 30 seconds.

Armagh likely to condemn Wexford to unwanted record

Cahair O'Kane
Allianz National Football League Division Three: Wexford v Armagh (tomorrow, 1pm, Innovate Wexford Park) DID you know that the term ‘dead rubber’ comes from the card game, Rubber Bridge? And that it refers to a player getting to the winning score of 100 points before the final game of a three-game competition begins? Hence, dead rubber.

Antrim and Down clash for spot in Leinster U21 Hurling Championship

Andy Watters
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.

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