The Intermediate Hurling Championship, which this season has a new sponsor in Andersonstown Social Club, is probably the most competitive in all the codes in the county and Monday evening’s draw has thrown up a few mouth watering ties. In the preliminary round last season’s Junior champions Cushendun face a tough tie when they take on Sarsfields while new St Enda’s manager Terence Sambo McNaughton will be thrown in at the deep end when the Glengormley men face Cloney Gaels Ahoghill.
There is a big north Antrim derby when neighbours Carey Faughs and Armoy meet in the first of the quarter finals and another big game battle when Oisins take on St Brigid’s Cloughmills. The winners of the Sarsfields v Cushendun game play Tir na nOg in the third quarter final while last season’s runner-up Creggan take on either Cloney Gaels or St Enda’s.
Cushendun vs Sarsfields Prelim 1
Clooney Gaels vs Naomh Éanna Prelim 2
Carey Faughs vs Glen Rovers, Armoy QF1
St Brigid’s, Cloughmills vs Oisins QF2
Tir na nÓg vs Prelim 1 QF3
Creggan vs Prelim 2 QF4
QF1 vs QF3
QF4 vs QF2