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McCambridge: We won’t be supporting actors

Joe McDonagh Cup Round Three 

Offaly Vs Antrim 

Saturday, Bord na Mona O’Connor Park, 3pm 

The national media are sure to be fixated on Antrim’s, Joe McDonagh Cup clash with Offaly on Saturday.

After two losses from two, Offaly are staring at the very real possibility of relegation to the Christy Ring Cup.

Last week, manager Kevin Martin was removed from his position in an attempt to turn their fortunes, the Saffron Army will be hoping to add further insult to injury but, travel as the supporting act to the wider story.

However, despite the media flurry around the Offaly collapse, Antrim star, Ryan McCambridge can’t see why his side cannot have a starring role when the final whistle is blown around 5pm on Saturday.

“It’s unfortunate for Offaly, they’ve had a bad start to the Joe McDonagh.

“Obviously, we know ourselves that it has added a lot of pressure to the match because a win will help us out greatly and a win for Offaly will go a long way to keeping them out of the relegation battle.

“Offaly will be out to prove a point and show the new manager what sort of hurling they can play.”

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