Saffron is a rare and delicate spice

2009 was a year football fans in Antrim will long remember. With the team securing promotion from Division 4 of the NFL, reaching the final of the USFC before losing the Anglo-Celt to Tyrone and putting in a creditable performance against the giants of Kerry in the 4th round of the All-Ireland SFC.

This year has already got off to a flyer with St Galls winning the club championship and memories of a slightly disappointing County performance in the Dr McKeena fast fading as the county team go into their penultimate league match against Louth (tomorrow at 7.30pm in Casement) 2 points ahead of the pack and knowing victory will likely secure a 2nd straight promotion.

With the return of the St Gall’s players to the squad hopes are high and the daunting prospect of a USFC match against Tyrone in May doesn’t seem quite so already decided despite not having won against The O’Neill County since 1993

You should be able to keep up with the action via Club Aontroma on Twitter and then get a breathless roundup from the always good value PRO Lawrence Smith on the County website later and Saffron First is worth a visit.

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