Tailteann Cup run can inspire Antrim's next generation, says skipper Healy

May 18, 2023

Cavan's Padraig Faulkner tackles Antrim's Peter Healy. ©INPHO.

Antrim captain Peter Healy believes a strong run in the Tailteann Cup can help to inspire a new generation of footballers in the county.

The Saffrons got their Tailteann Cup campaign off to a flyer last Sunday when they defeated Leitrim on a 3-18 to 2-12 scoreline at Corrigan Park.

Up next for Andy McEntee’s men is a date with Wexford this Saturday at Chadwicks Wexford Park (5.30pm), where skipper Healy hopes the Glensmen can make it two wins from two.

“What we are trying to do, and I think the Tailteann Cup is a great opportunity, we are trying to build every year to give the young lads and girls in Antrim something to aspire to,” he told GAA.ie.

“The only way for these kids to want to play for Antrim is to see Antrim do well. It’s a burden we are taking on ourselves to really try and push Antrim on.

“It’s not about this year or next year, it’s about the next five, 10 years and really go and stabilise ourselves as a Division 3 team, hopefully stabilising ourselves as a Division 2 and kick on from there. It’s not an overnight job.”

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