National Hurling League Division 2B Preview

Updated: March 18, 2012

Most focus in Armagh will have been on the large ball this weekend as Crossmaglen Rangers’ footballers made the near annual Saint Patrick’s Day pilgrimage to Croke Park for the All-Ireland senior club football final.  The county’s hurlers have an important league fixture as well though on Sunday as they bid for promotion from Division 2B.


In their way is a Mayo side who are also vying for a play-off spot and this game could prove pivotal when all is said and done.  An away win for Mayo would put them within touching distance of that play-off spot.  Mayo should have enough to win this tussle as Armagh have proven inconsistent with a big win over Roscommon and a big defeat to London while Mayo’s consistency of performance has seen them to a draw and a win from their opening two games.

The other game in Division 2B sees Roscommon host Kildare at Athleague.   Roscommon lie bottom of the table with two heavy defeats from their two games and, having won their opening two league games, Kildare will be looking to continue their promotion push with victory here.

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