Preview: Antrim v Dublin
Sunday February 4
Allianz Hurling League Division 1B
Antrim v Dublin, Corrigan Park, 2pm
Antrim were wonderfully spirited, but the Saffrons still left Salthill pointless which was disappointing considering the display.
Dublin were caught out by Offaly's powerful performance at Croke Park so this fixture in Belfast matters.
Having been so competitive in the west Antrim will want to take a good scalp, but Dublin know the value of this game.
Another loss would be a huge blow so Pat Gilroy's charges will be striving to deliver a much improved display.
ANTRIM: Chris O'Connell; Paddy Burke, John Dillon, Aaron Graffin; Joe Maskey, Matthew Donnelly, David Kearney; Conor McKinley, Gerard Walsh; James Connelly, Neil McManus, Nigel Elliott; Donal McKinley, Conor McCann, Conor Johnston.
DUBLIN: Alan Nolan; Paddy Smyth, Bill O'Carroll, Eoghan O'Donnell; Shane Barrett, Chris Crummey, James Madden; Cian McBride, Tomas Connolly; Donal Burke, Fergal Whitely, Danny Sutcliffe; Conal Keaney, Eamon Dillon, Paul Ryan.