Hopes are high in the Bagenalstown Gaels camp this season, and rightfully so by the looks of it.
With a new management team in place for the club’s senior hurlers, the first chapter of club hurling for the year in Carlow closes with ‘Gaels taking this year’s Bolger Cup from defending champions St. Mullins.
While both sides were without a full complement of players due to involvement in tomorrow’s Joe McDonagh Cup final in Croke Park between Carlow and Offaly, the final was always going to be a tightly-contested affair. In the end, there was just two points separating the sides.
Having hailed this year’s iteration as “a super competition” ahead of throw-in, Bagenalstown Gaels manager Eddie Scally saw his side take top honours 3-13 to 1-17. Two second-half goals proved vital in taking a two-point win in the end.,
With Carlow still having at least two games at senior inter-county level to go this summer, including tomorrow’s trip to Croke Park, it will be all quite on the senior hurling front until the start of the league and championship later this summer.
This year’s Bolger Shield final is earmarked for Monday night (29 May) at 7.30pm between St. Mullins and Mount Leinster Rangers.