Championship 2014: Antrim

Manager: Kevin Ryan (second year).Titles: Ulster 52 (holders), All-Ireland none. 2014 league: 6th in Division One B but won relegation play-off against Offaly.Odds and ends: All-Ireland 500/1; Leinster 150/1.Bookies say: Leinster quarter-final and qualifier first round exits.What bookies said in 2013: Leinster semi-final; exit qualifiers Phase II.2013 championship: Lost Leinster first round to Laois 0-13 to 1-16 and All-Ireland qualifier preliminary round 0-17 to 3-18 to Wexford.Next up: Leinster round robin v Laois, May 25th.

Antrim’s Neil McManus with Offaly’s Kevin Connolly and Conor Mahon

Antrim’s Neil McManus with Offaly’s Kevin Connolly and Conor Mahon

Thu, May 15, 2014, 11:46

Despite all of the positive indicators of recent years – under-21s reaching last year’s All-Ireland and Loughgeil winning the club two years ago at senior county level – Antrim’s fortunes have been on the slide since reaching an All-Ireland quarter-final four years ago. Have emerged from the round robin in Leinster but hard to see a path from there.

Last good day: Beating Dublin in 2010 All-Ireland qualifiers.

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