In a fierce battle against the elements, Lisdowney emerged triumphant as the JJ Kavanagh and Sons Intermediate Football champions. Their journey to victory culminated in a win against Piltown at MW Hire Park, where they secured a comfortable 3-02 to 5 points win.
The team’s ability to navigate the rough conditions and emerge with a victory underscored their status as worthy champions in the intermediate football arena.
Looking ahead, Lisdowney faces another formidable challenge this Saturday in the junior provincial championship. Their opponents, Kilbeggan Shamrocks, promise a stern test of Lisdowney’s prowess as they seek to continue their winning streak.
Simultaneously, Carlow junior champions St. Mullins will be in action at 2 o’clock in SETU Carlow, facing off against Annanough. The junior provincial championship promises a day filled with football excitement as these teams vie for supremacy.
Meanwhile, on the intermediate front, Mullinavat is gearing up for a meeting with Ballylinan in Stradbally at 2 p.m. on Saturday. The matchup adds another layer of intrigue to the weekend’s football proceedings as two skilled teams collide in pursuit of victory.
As the clock approaches 4:45 p.m, the focus shifts to Netwatch Cullen Park, where full live commentary will capture the clash between Clonmore and St Malachy’s. Football enthusiasts can tune in to listen the drama unfold in what promises to be a captivating contest.
In the evening, the senior championship takes center stage as Eire Og kicks off their campaign against Laois champions St Joseph’s at Netwatch Cullen Park with a 7 p.m. throw-in. The battle between these two accomplished teams is set to be a highlight of the senior football season, and fans can catch every moment with live commentary on KCLR.
The live commentaries throughout these matches are generously sponsored by Dan Morrissey and Co. In addition to the live commentaries, comprehensive reports from all the games will be available, offering fans detailed insights into the key moments and standout performances.
Carlow GAA Chairperson Jim Bolger, speaking to KCLR, highlighted how this year’s championship has provided an opportunity for new talent to shine. He noted that several players for the Carlow senior panel for the upcoming intercounty season have emerged from this year’s championship, showcasing the vital role it plays in nurturing talent for the broader stage.
“When the county board a number of years ago looked at the size of the championship groups that we had and decided to go with 3 groups of 8, I think that has improved and started to pay dividends now.”
“There are no cakewalks for any team, every game is competitive and I think that helps to raise the standard, hopefully, it will.”
“I’d say Niall Carew and Co (Carlow Football management team) will be pleasantly surprised with what they have seen throughout the championships.”
As the football season continues its thrilling journey, the mix of junior, intermediate, and senior championships promises to keep fans on the edge of their seats. With each match, the story of the championship unfolds, and the excitement of Gaelic football takes center stage.