Hurling Championship Preview: Kildare to overcome Wicklow to earn first win


Kildare v Wicklow, Saturday, 3pm, Newbridge

Kildare and Wicklow clash in a local derby in Newbridge on Saturday. Kildare had a 1 point away win to Mayo last weekend in Ballina. Kildare were full value for their victory to a Mayo side that had two players sent off.

The best players in that win were David Reidy, Paul Divilly and Mark Maloney and manager Joe Quaid will look to these yet again to put in a big performance. Wicklow beat London last weekend narrowly in Arklow, so a big improvement is needed here. Wicklow will look to Eoin McCormack, Christy Moorehouse and Andy O’Brien. Kildare are priced at 2/9 to win, with Wicklow priced at 7/2. A home win here for me.

Verdict: Kildare by 5


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