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McGurk hoping Derry can now home in on a revival

Derry hurling manager Colm McGurk is hoping his side can bounce back from their unexpected setback against Meath when they host Wicklow in Division 2B of the Allianz Hurling League at Owenbeg today (12.30pm).

In capitulating against the Royal County by 2-19 to 0-16, the Oak Leafs looked extremely vulnerable at the back and indecisive in midfield.

But McGurk is hoping for a big improvement today so that his side can get their promotion surge back on track.

"After the win over Mayo, it was disappointing to lose to Meath in such a manner but home advantage should help us," stated McGurk.

Wicklow have beaten Roscommon and Mayo and in Christy Moorehouse, who scored a total of 1-12 in those triumphs, they have an extremely capable finisher while Andy O'Brien and Warren Kavanagh are other key players in the side.

Down, meanwhile, face a stiff task away to Mayo having regained a ration of credibility with a 1-21 to 1-16 win over Roscommon in their last outing.

Daniel Toner, Eoghan Sands, Gareth Johnson and Conor O'Prey can prove key players in their side at McHale Park, Castlebar.

Tyrone hope to build on their recent emphatic win over Louth when they meet Donegal in Division 3A at Letterkenny.

Damien Casey, Sean Og Grugan, Padraig O'Kelly and Dwyer Marshall are their key players.

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