Christy Ring: Wicklow v Donegal
This Sunday, Wicklow Hurlers will make the long trip to O’ Donnell Park in Letterkenny for the opening game in their Christy Ring campaign against Donegal. Sunday’s fixture is a repeat of the league fixture in which Wicklow came out on top on a score line of 2-14 to 0-15. However, on that day Donegal were missing their one of their most dangerous forwards.
Wicklow were drawn in what could be called the ‘Ulster’ group with Derry and Down joining Donegal and Wicklow. The top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals while the bottom two are in the relegation play off.
Wicklow had a good league campaign culminating with them winning the Division 2B League final and they will be looking to build on this and reach the knock out stages of the Christy Ring. Donegal were last year’s Nicky Rackard Cup winners and after gaining promotion this year they will be looking to make their mark on the competition. Despite having mixed fortunes in the league Donegal will be a tough opponent in their home ground and Wicklow will need a big performance to get them over the line.