Derry hurlers will be hoping to turn their season around when host Down in a second round Christy Ring Cup clash at Owenbeg this afternoon (throw-in 2.00pm).

Five National League losses and defeat by Roscommon in their Christy Ring opener last week, sees Derry still looking for their first win of the season.

The Oakleafers will be missing Paddy Kelly, Jonathan O’Dwyer, Eugene McGuckin and Darragh McCloskey for today’s clash,

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