Galway 6-21 Antrim 1-10. Come on the Déise will leave the hand-wringing about the death of hurling to the usual suspects – yes, I’m looking at you, Mr Breheny – and focus on Waterford’s challenge in the next round. No doubt we’ll huff and puff like we always do, mainly because there’s no chance of us rattling six goals past anyone. But we’ll get through, thereby throwing up the spectre of playing Cork in the next round. Yeah, the backdoor is a right soft option.
As an aside, Antrim passed the Waterford 31er’s test, damn and blast!