Down let themselves Down – Higgins
Laois v Down
Sunday, Portlaoise, 2.30pm
FOLLOWING Down’s defeat to old rivals Armagh in the last round, it is easy to predict that Laois may suffer something of a backlash at the hands of the Mourne county this weekend.
Former corner back, and All-Ireland winner Paul Higgins certainly thinks so.
“I watched the Armagh game and I was just waiting for Down to spring into life but it never happened. I think that Armagh were just hungrier for the points,” Higgins said.
“I think after that last game the players will feel that they have let themselves down. It was a game that they probably should have won.”
Higgins believes that James McCartan’s team will make up for it this week against the O’Moore county who have only won two games in Division one, both against Ulster opposition.
Win on Sunday and Down could find themselves in a league semi-final, but defeat could consign them to relegation, such is the closeness of the division. Two points separate last and third place in the division.
“Down have been hit or miss this year. They seem to get bad results and then great results. I think that they have to go all out to win on Sunday, they can’t take any chance of being relegated because playing in division one, with all the best teams, is where you want to be.”
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