Castlelyons hurler Leo Sexton is eagerly anticipating the clash against Thomastown in the AIB GAA Club Hurling All-Ireland Intermediate Championship Final this Saturday at 7 pm in the hallowed grounds of Croke Park.
The Cork champions are gearing up for a showdown that holds special significance for Sexton, who resides and works in Dublin.
For Sexton, the prospect of playing at Croke Park is not just a dream fulfilled but a regular sight on his daily commute. “Everybody dreams of getting to an All-Ireland final with their club, and it’s fantastic that it’s on in Croke Park. I live up the road, passing it every day on my way to work. I look at it every day and think about getting there,” shares Sexton.
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Despite the allure of the iconic venue, Sexton emphasizes that the focus remains squarely on the game itself. “Saturday night is just going to be about performing, whether the match is on Croke Park or anywhere else; it’s the same game,” he adds.
Castlelyons, situated in the scenic east County Cork, is poised to make history as they aim for their first-ever All-Ireland title. As the team prepares for this momentous final, Sexton and his teammates are determined to leave an indelible mark on their club’s legacy.
Tune in to KCLR for live coverage of this gripping encounter with thanks to Treacy Values Homeware Thomastown, where Castlelyons aims to etch their name in the annals of hurling glory.