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“Massive prize at stake” — Joe McDonagh Cup final preview

Big preview of Antrim v Kerry in the Joe McDonagh Cup final, where the winner will be promoted to the Liam MacCarthy Cup for 2021

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney preview Antrim v Kerry in the Joe McDonagh Cup final, where the winner will be promoted to the Liam MacCarthy Cup for 2021.

Shane Stapleton and Michael Verney discuss the huge clash of Antrim v Kerry on Sunday, looking at what has become a strong rivalry.

They meet for the second time in four weeks, with Antrim holding the psychological advantage after winning the group game by seven points in Corrigan Park last month.

Conor McCann scored 2-23 and Ciaran Clarke 0-9 (0-7 frees) for Antrim while Shane Conway was Kerry’s top scorer on 1-7 (0-3 frees).

Antrim also beat Kerry in the 2A final in October, winning by 2-23 to 2-20. The Ulster men won the 2A group game by six points last spring.


Antrim 4-25 Westmeath 1-15
Antrim 5-16 Carlow 2-25
Antrim 3-18 Kerry 2-14
Antrim 2-30 Meath 3-10

Kerry 1-20 Meath 0-13
Kerry 2-19 Westmeath 0-14
Antrim 3-18 Kerry 2-14
Kerry 2-22 Carlow 1-23


October 24: Quarter-final: Dublin 2-31 Laois 0-23, Croke Park.
October 31: Semi-finals: Kilkenny 3-20 Dublin 2-22, Croke Park; Galway 1-27 Wexford 0-17, Croke Park
November 14: Final: Kilkenny 2-20 Galway 0-24, Croke Park

Next Sunday: Quarter-final: Limerick 0-36 Clare 1-23, Semple Stadium
October 31: Semi-final: Waterford 1-28 Cork 1-24, Semple Stadium
November 1: Semi-final: Limerick 3-23 Tipperary 2-17, Pairc Ui Chaoimh
November 15: Final: Limerick 0-25 Waterford 0-21, Semple Stadium.

November 7: Round 1: Clare 0-27 Laois 3-17, UPMC Nowlan Park; Cork 1-25 Dublin 0-22, Semple Stadium.
November 14: Round 2: Clare 1-21 Wexford 0-17, MW Hire O’Moore Park; Tipperary 2-18 Cork 1-17, LIT
Gaelic Grounds.
November 21: All-Ireland quarter-finals: Galway 3-23 Tipperary 2-24, LIT Gaelic Grounds; Waterford 3-27
Clare 3-18, Pairc Ui Chaoimh.
November 28: All-Ireland semi-final: Waterford 2-27 Kilkenny 2-23, Croke Park.
November 29: All-Ireland semi-final: Limerick 0-27 Galway 0-24, Croke Park.
December 13: All-Ireland final: Limerick v Waterford, Croke Park.

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