Carlow under 21’s came up short in their quest to reach the Leinster Final against Wexford at Innovate Wexford Park last night.
A bright start saw the visitors in the lead as early as the fourteenth second with Kevin McDonald pointing from long range.
Chris Nolan was accurate from placed balls but a brace of goals from Cathal Dunbar had Wexford seven points up at the break.
Conor Foley hit back with a well worked goal for Carlow and the same player was denied a stone wall penalty a short time later.
However Dunbar’s third goal put pay to Carlow’s hopes and Wexford prevailed by 3-16 to 1-12.
Carlow Under-21 Hurling manager John McDonald says it’s a work in progress for the development of the young hurlers within the county.
Speaking to KCLR after last nights defeat, John says that a number of the squad have the capability to progress in their Senior careers.
“That would be the ambition (to transfer players to Senior ranks).
“Adam Dunne at wing-back, very small name but had a serious performance, had a great game and is on the Senior panel as well.
“As I said to the boys inside, Laois is the next thing and that’s on Sunday but this is a learning curve for these lads.
“I wish them the best of luck and I said I would be watching them for the next 10 years wearing the Carlow jersey and that’s what we are trying to do. It’s a work in progress.” he said.
You can listen back to the Commentary of the game below.
Carlow: Damien Jordan; Andrew Casey, Ger Coady, Padraic Coughlan; Gary Lawlor, Eoin Redmond, Adam Dunne; Aaron Amond, Kevin McDonald (0-3); John Murphy, Conor Foley (1-1), Owen Roberts; Cathal Treacy, Chris Nolan (0-8,7f), Seanie Whelan.
Subs: Sean Brennan, Jamie Wall, Philip Connors