This Sunday, the AIB Leinster Club Senior Hurling Championship quarter-final promises an epic showdown as O’Loughlin Gaels return to the provincial campaign after seven years. Their opponent, Mount Leinster Rangers, last participated in the competition in 2021, setting the stage for a thrilling encounter at Netwatch Cullen Park.
O’Loughlin Gaels, fresh off their county final victory over Ballyhale Shamrocks, are eager to carry their momentum into the provincial championship. Speaking to KCLR, manager Brian Hogan emphasized the need for his team to refocus after the elation of the county triumph. “This obviously is different in terms of coming off the elation of the county final and the high and refocus on the challenge in front of us, which is huge,” said Hogan.
Acknowledging the experience of Mount Leinster Rangers in this stage of the competition, Hogan stressed the importance of preparing his players both mentally and physically. “Mount Leinster are very experienced in this stage of the competition. So, it’s about getting the lads ready mentally and obviously physically, getting the system flushed out and getting on the move again,” he added.
For O’Loughlin Gaels, this quarter-final marks a significant step in their journey, and the team is determined to make an impact on the provincial stage. The match is scheduled to throw-in at 3:30 pm in Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday, November 12th.
The anticipation for this clash has been building, and fans can catch all the action live on KCLR with Thanks to Dan Morrissey & Co.
To enhance the listener experience, pre, halftime, and post-match analyses will be sponsored by the award-winning Teach Dolmain Pub & Restaurant. Located in the heart of Carlow, Teach Dolmain is renowned for serving great food daily in a relaxed and friendly setting. As fans gather to witness the battle on the field, they can also enjoy the hospitality and atmosphere Teach Dolmain provides.
Be sure not to miss the excitement on Sunday as these two formidable teams go head-to-head in pursuit of glory.
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