O'BYRNE CUP SF FIRST ROUND
LOUTH v ATHLONE IT
(Drogheda, Tomorrow 2.0)
PETER FITZPATRICK and his Louth trailblazers were arguably the biggest football story of 2010, even if this originally uplifting tale came with a tragic Leinster final climax and a deflating Croke Park epilogue against the Dubs.
More recently, the Louth boss has been touted as a potential Fine Gael candidate but he has more pressing matters to consider this weekend. His team reached last year's O'Byrne Cup final and Fitzpatrick will doubtless be keen for another run, if only to check out some potential replacements for the Oz-bound Mick Fanning, John O'Brien and Brian White.
ODDS: Louth 2/7, Draw 8/1, Athlone IT 3/1