History awaits on KCLR this weekend with the senior hurlers of both Carlow and Kilkenny involved in critical games.
On Saturday, Carlow make the trip to Croke Park to take on Offaly in the Joe McDonagh Cup final.
Victory for the Barrowsiders would see them crowned champions for the second time in their history and for the first time since 2018.
Having come through the group stage unscathed with three wins and two draws, one more victory for Tom Mullally’s side will secure their Leinster championship spot in 2024 and yet another memorable day for Carlow supporters.
KCLR will have live commentary of the decider from 4.45pm on Saturday with Brendan Hennessy and Terence Kelly calling all the action with thanks to Ray Whelan Waste Management Ltd.
Our match coverage begins at 4.15pm and concludes at 6.45pm with former Carlow captain Edward Coady providing his pre-match, half-time and post-match thoughts with thanks to the Teach Dolmain Pub and Restaurant.
At 2.30pm on Saturday, we’ll be hearing from the last manager to lead Carlow to Joe McDonagh Cup glory as Colm Bonnar reflects on their triumph five years ago and looks forward to Saturday’s clash.
On Friday at 6pm, we’ll hear from Carlow selector Pat Murphy ahead of the tie.
It’s also a big weekend for Kilkenny as they can secure their Leinster final place if they avoid defeat to Wexford on Sunday afternoon.
If Derek Lyng’s charges get the better of the hosts at Chadwicks Wexford Park, Wexford could be relegated to the Joe McDonagh Cup if Antrim overcome Westmeath.
Throw-in is 2pm with Brendan Hennessy and two-time All-Ireland winner Michael Walsh on commentary duty with thanks to Laharts.
Adrian Ronan will be providing us with his opinions on the match from 1.30pm and the former Kilkenny star will be reviewing the game until 4pm with thanks to Gerry Comerford Drilling.
It’s crunch time in the 2023 championship and we have you covered on KCLR.