May 24th, 2019

Ulster Championship continues this weekend-Tyrone v Antrim, Fermanagh v Donegal!

The Ulster Championship continues this weekend with Tyrone taking on Antrim and Fermanagh facing Donegal.

Antrim and Tyrone will square-off in the quarter-finals at the Athletic Grounds in Armagh, with a 6pm throw-in to decide who wins this encounter.

The heavy favorites Tyrone will look to add to their impressive league campaign finishing third behind Mayo and Kerry. On the flip side Antrim had a poor league finishing third in division four behind Derry and Leitrim who gained promotion, but will count themselves very unlucky with one point defeats to the two successful promoted sides.

The Red Hands manager Mickey Harte will be more than happy with his sides league campaign and thrilling victories over Derry previously and Down last weekend. The game went into extra time after both sides were all square after 70 minutes, with Tyrone coming out on top with a five point victory with Cathal McShane on fire.

Antrim have yet to kick-off their championship campaign and will be hoping to improve on a disappointing Allianz League campaign. They will look to put a bit of pride back into the Saffron jersey with captain Declan Lynch leading the line.

Tyrone will be without forward Lee Brennan who recently left the panel due to a lack of playing time, while Lenny Harbinson’s men are without a huge number of their inter-county stars. Midfielder Mark Sweeney and fellow Dublin-based player Peter Healy are out due to exams, with a number of others out of the selection.

In the other quarter-final on Sunday Fermanagh will begin their own Ulster Football championship campaign, welcoming Donegal to Brewster Park in Enniskillen.

Former Donegal boss Rory Gallagher will faces his old side, when the Ernesiders face Donegal for a place in the semi-final of the Ulster Football championship.

Donegal finished second in division two in the Allianz League to gain promotion, just ahead of Fermanagh who narrowly missed out on a place. Both side will battle it out again for a chance to progress and avoid the back door route.

The Leinster Hurling games continue when former All-Ireland champions Galway welcome Wexford to Pearse Stadium Salthill. Davy Fitzgerald’s troops will travel to Galway in the hope to cause an upset, and build momentum from their drawn game with Dublin last weekend.

Other games:

Antrim v Tyrone-Ulster Football Championship

Fermanagh v Donegal- Ulster Football Championship

Mayo v Roscommon-Connacht Football Championship

Meath v Carlow-Leinster Football Championship

Dublin v Louth-Leinster Football Championship

Galway v Wexford-Leinster Hurling Championship