Offaly in serious relegation trouble after heavy defeat to Antrim

The hole Offaly find themselves in the league this year got considerably deeper last Saturday night as they suffered a third succesive, confidence sapping defeat.

The hole Offaly find themselves in the league this year got considerably deeper last Saturday night as they suffered a third succesive, confidence sapping defeat.

Antrim 2-14

Offaly 1-8

When things are going against a side, it can be a very difficult task to turn things around and it doesn’t help when big decisions in the game are perceived to be going against you.

Shane Sullivan was somewhat harshly sent off late in the first half for dissent when he argued with an umpire following the awarding of a very debatable point for the home side.

Offaly were in contention early in the game and lead by 0-6 to 0-4 after 20 minutes. However Gerry Cooney’s men only managed three further scores for the rest of the game while Antrim were on target 12 times as they eased away to win.

Of Antrim’s 2-14, all but three points came from play and once they got the momentum, they picked off scores at their ease. To rub salt in the wounds, Anton Sullivan was sent off late in the game for a second yellow card.

See this Tuesday’s Offaly Express for full report.