Allianz National Hurling League 2A Preview

Updated: March 17, 2012

Three games are down for decision in Division 2A of the Allainz National Hurling League this Sunday. Up north, Down and Derry meet in an Ulster derby in Newry at 12.45. Meanwhile,the ties between Wicklow and Kerry(Aughrim) and Carlow and Westmeath(Dr Cullen Park) both have 2.30 throw in times.


Down have had a mixed campaign to date, losing heavily to Carlow in the opening round, then securing a share of the spoils against Wicklow last time out. Remarkably,Derry also drew with Wicklow, before suffering defeat against Westmeath. With home advantage the Mourne men should be good enough to take their first win of the campaign here. The aforementioned Breffni County take on Kerry in Aughrim this Sunday. With two draws in their opening two games, Wicklow have still to taste defeat or indeed victory. They face a Kerry team that have lost both their starts this season but are arguably better than their form suggests. The visitors should be good enough to win this one.

Carlow and Westmeath are the pace setters in this section and meet in what is arguably the deciding game of the division this Sunday.There is unlikely to be very much separating the two sides but the hosts have looked that little bit sharper and with home advantage they are given the vote to make it three from three and go clear at the top of the table.

To summarise, we are going for Down, Kerry and Carlow to win this weekend. At odds of 4/6, 8/13 and 10/11,a small treble is the advice for those that fancy having an interest.

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