KCLR analyst Willie Quinlan says that the opening two rounds of results in the Carlow Senior Football League indicates that Mt. Leinster Rangers are focusing primarily on trying regain the Senior Hurling Championship this year.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of this weekends games, Willie says that their football efforts in recent years have taken their toll on the hurling.
“Looking at the first two league results, something tells me that this year they are concentrating on the hurling because O’Hanrahans turned them over fairly convincingly and I think last weekend they were turned over as well so I believe from what I am listening around the county that Rangers are definitely going to put a huge effort into the hurling this year.
“The effort regards the football that they have put in the last couple of years has kind of had their toll on the hurling as well and they will be looking to stop (St) Mullins from going on to take 4 in a row”.
Willie also says that the underage success of Eire Og in recent years has given the club hope to build on their Championship performances in recent years.
Eire Og are in action Sunday evening against Old Leighlin in the League, Willie says they would have been disappointed with their Championship performances the past few years.
“Last year they underachieved. They got turned over by Rangers as we say in the quarter-final having reached the Semi-Final there for a while and they would be very disappointed with their Championship performance over the last couple of years but they have lots of young guys there.
“They won the Minor last year, they won the Under-21 and they would be looking to bring them on and get them games and get up to scratch for this year. They definitely underachieved but hopefully they can turn it around and get back to where they were as well a couple of years ago.”