Hurlers confident of success but face tough task

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Confidence may be coursing through the Leitrim hurling team at the moment but they know they face a difficult task next Sunday against Tyrone on Markievicz Park (3.45 throw-in).

Confidence may be coursing through the Leitrim hurling team at the moment but they know they face a difficult task next Sunday against Tyrone on Markievicz Park (3.45 throw-in).

Tyrone struggled at home to overcome a Leitrim team in their first outing in the League but they did create a lot of chances in the Healy Park encounter. And nobody will need any warnings about what the Ulster men are capable of if they hit top form.

But this transformed Leitrim team have shown their own steel - Warwickshire were heavily favoured in the last game but Leitrim proved more than a match while the manner of the comeback against Sligo suggests a team brimming with confidence.

The addition of Padraig O’Donnell has lifted the scoring burden somewhat from Clement Cunniffe but the St. Mary’s man remains a key player in attack while the influence of the Poniards, Morgan Quin n, Dave McGovern and James Glancy is huge.

Thedefence has also improved markedly but they will need to hold firm early on against Tyrone. The Ulster men are faovurites but such is their form, there is no reason why Leitrim can’t bring off a shock.