Antrim go into Saturday’s Intermediate Camogie semi-final against Laois at Inniskeen knowing that a win would secure them a place in the All Ireland final in this strange Covid interrupted year.
Under the management of Paul ‘Humpy’ McKillen and Jim ‘Jingo’ McKernan the team made a promising start to their Division 2 League campaign back in February and March with wins over Dunlin and Tipperary in Ahoghill and were due to meet Laois in their next game when Covid 19 caused the cancellation of the remaining fixtures.
A much changed Intermediate championship, which this year ruled out the stronger counties second teams, began in October with Antrim beating Carlow in their opening game, a hard fought fixture which the Saffron deservedly won by 5-10 to 4-9 in Inniskeen.
In the second round they faced much tougher opponents in Meath, once again at Inniskeen. In the early stages they appeared to be in a spot of bother as the Leinster side opened up a lead, but once they settled the pushed on to produce a much improved performance and win by 1-16 to 2-9 and book that semi-final spot.
Here we introduce you to the Antrim panel, the girls who have put so much work and effort into this campaign.
MEET THE ANTRIM TEAM