Antrim ladies prepare for crucial Limerick tie
Kevin Herron, Antrim PRO
Easter weekend in the GAA calendar can only mean one thing; it’s the business end of the league season. And that’s no different in the race for promotion in the Tesco Homegrown NFL Divison Four. Offaly ladies lead the way in the bottom tier on 12 points, with Roscommon and Limerick tied on 9 points in 2nd and 3rd spot. In the race for the elusive 4th spot which guarantees a semi-final place Antrim lead the way over Leinster rivals Louth thanks to a win in Drogheda at the start of March. The Saffron’s have a game in hand over the teams above them after their encounter with Derry was postponed due to the heavy snow last weekend.
On Saturday Brian Coyle’s charges welcome Limerick to the DUB knowing that a win against the Shannon siders will boost Antrim’s prospects of finishing in the top four and contesting for a place in Divison Three. A defeat on the other hand will make finishing in the top four all the more difficult, with Louth waiting to pounce on any Antrim slip up. Last year’s encounter with Limerick was a tight one which ended in a 2-09-2-09 draw down in Adare, Limerick.
In Antrim’s last league outing at the beginning of the month they showed how dangerous they can be with a comprehensive win over Louth, in Drogheda. A repeat of that display in the DUB on Saturday against Limerick and Antrim will be confident that they can claim the three points up for grabs.