"They want to give Antrim supporters something to shout about"

June 08, 2023

Antrim's Marc Jordan ©INPHO/James Crombie

Antrim manager Andy McEntee says his players are eager to give the county’s fans “something to shout about” after booking a place in the quarter-finals of the Tailteann Cup.

The Glensmen were convincing winners over Fermanagh (3-13 to 1-12) in last Saturday’s Ulster derby at the Athletic Grounds and now await one of the winners in this weekend’s preliminary quarter-finals.

Speaking to BelfastLive.co.uk, Meath native McEntee hailed his players for the effort and attitude they’ve demonstrated so far this summer.

“They’ve been brilliant. Some people, your ego mightn’t allow you to admit the Tailteann Cup is the place we should be, but it is where we should be,” he said.

“That’s the level we’re at, at the moment. Our lads’ egos aren’t that big, they accepted that’s where we should be, but they also accepted we’ve a real chance of doing something in it.

"That’s the attitude they’ve brought to training and the last three matches.

"Obviously the next one’s going to be huge up in Corrigan (Park), and I’d like to think the place will be buzzing. There’s such a real good GAA population in Antrim, I hope everybody gets behind this.

"That’s one of the things the lads want to change, they want to give Antrim supporters something to shout about. And I think in general, even though some games haven’t gone our way, we’ve given people something to be positive about.”

Most Read Stories