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Saffrons hope to be let off the Laois again



Darren Gleeson

Darren Gleeson

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Darren Gleeson

Success breeds success and now that Antrim have had their passport in Division 1B of the Allianz Hurling League stamped for another year,  a further tantalising prospect hovers on the horizon.

Should the Saffrons overcome pointless Laois at Corrigan Park, Belfast today and assuming that Kilkenny beat Clare an d Wexford overcome Dublin, this could potentially pave the way for Darren Gleeson’s side to finish in third position.

Maybe it is too much to hope for but right now you just get the impression that no task is too intimidating for Gleeson’s revitalised foot soldiers.

The precious point gained against Wexford last week end in a majestic display has embellished the side with a further ration of confidence and with James McNaughton, Keelan Molloy, Eoghan Campbell, Paddy Burke, Niall McKenna and Conal Cunning ready to lead the way again, the Saffrons could climax their campaign on an unexpected high.

Meanwhile, Derry’s win over Donegal last week end has bolstered morale ahead of today’s outing in Division 2A against pointless Roscommon at Owenbeg (2pm ) while Tyrone face a tricky assignment in Division 3A against Sligo at Healy Park, Omagh (2pm ) and  tomorrow Down will host Meath in Division 2A at Ballycran. 

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