Captain Carey aiming high

ANTRIM ladies captain Cathy Carey says they want to go one better this year after losing last year’s All-Ireland Junior final to Wicklow.

The Saffrons get their Division Four campaign underway against Derry this Sunday, and while that’s the main priority this week, their newly appointed skipper says there’s no point in limiting their ambitions further down the line.

Carey said: “It’s great for the county to be featuring in, and winning finals in Croke Park. The next step from there would be progressing into intermediate and senior at some stage. There are great players coming through underage and they want to play for their county – success at senior level definitely drives that on so it’s good to be a part of that.

“Our goal would be to go one step further in the championship than last year. It was a lot of girls’ first final in Croke Park and hopefully that experience will stand to us.

“In the meantime, it’s about taking each National League game as they come and try to win as many games as possible in the next few months.”

Elsewhere, Donegal play Galway in their first Division 1B match, Tyrone take on rivals Armagh, Cavan play neighbours Monaghan, Down host Roscommon at Newry, and Fermanagh face an away trip to Leitrim.


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