Carlow got their league off to a positive start last weekend with the win over Westmeath, who would be the standard bearers in Division 2 of the National Hurling League.
However Carlow Senior goalkeeper Brian Treacy says they have been building for the Westmeath and Antrim games since meeting up in November.
Speaking to KCLR after Sunday’s victory in Westmeath, Brian says they are fully focused on what is a huge game next Sunday….
“Yeah, it’s a huge game and to have it at home as well, it’s like a bit more expectation out of us but again, we have been building for these two games since we met back in November”
“This was the game to get off to. All the other games were just a warm-up to this and we didn’t look past Westmeath and now we will focus ourselves on Antrim for next Sunday”
Carlow Senior Hurling captain Seamus Murphy says that Colm Bonnar has been very good at getting everyone on board.
He says that momentum has gathered pace since Colms arrival…..
“No I wouldn’t say (it’s made much of a difference) – Colm’s arrival – like the strength and conditioning set-up is very good, the dietician, all that, the sport science side is very good, but Colm himself is a very good speaker, he is very engaging, so he has just kind of got everyone on board, I think it’s the biggest thing, and once you get everyone on board, the momentum and the buzz builds itself and that’s what you kind of need to propel itself into a good year”