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


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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