The Carlow Hurling Club Championship final has been decided after two games in Netwatch Cullen Park last weekend.
Mount Leinster Rangers were first to book their spot after defeating Bagnelstown Gaels by five points, avenging their defeat to them at the same stage last year.
St. Mullins secured their chance at back-to-back titles by convincingly dispatching Ballinkillen.
The final now goes ahead next Sunday between two teams who have met each other at this very stage six times within the last decade, with the teams drawn on 3 county titles each within that period.
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Speaking to KCLR man of the match against Balinkillen James Doyle stated they have to improve on their semi-final appearance to beat their longtime rivals;
“In the second half, we drove a lot of wides that we could maybe usually get. I think as a team we played well but we’re gonna have to up our game massively to put it up to Rangers next weekend.
“You’re going out to win so it’s going to be a battle.”
“It’s a quick turnaround for both teams but look it’s going to be a tough battle and we’re looking forward to it. We know we know a doubt that Rangers are going to bring it as well.”
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It’s a big weekend of action in Carlow GAA in general, with four finals playing in Netwatch Cullen Park
Starting all the festivities will be Naomh Brid and St. Mullins in the Junior Hurling Shield Final. Followed by the intermediate final of St. Mullins and Mount Leinster Rangers
Then on Sunday, the Junior Hurling Championship Final is the curtain raiser on the day with Kildavin Clonegal and Mount Leinster Rangers facing off
Our live game on KCLR throws in at 4 pm with St. Mullins meeting Mount Leinster Rangers with thanks to Dan Morrissey & Co.
Listen back to the post-match below on Scoreline Extra: