David- Goliath Encounter At Croke for Saffrons

Antrim hurling got its biggest boost since 2004 with the victory over Dublin last week. The unexpected win secured a quarter final place today against Cork. Cruel though it may sound, a good result for the Saffrons will be holding the Rebels to a single-digit margin of victory today, though naturally I hope I’m wrong in striking such a pessimistic note. The other quarter-final will see Galway play Tipperary.

Meanwhile, the much anticipated quarter-final draw for the Senior Football Championship will be held later today, with a number of heavyweight encounters ensured given the relative strength of the teams securing a last eight place through the Qualifier route. Tyrone will be hoping to avoid Cork whilst Down will be keeping their fingers crossed for a date with the weakest provincial champions, Roscommon.

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