Kavanagh the magician becomes the highest scorer of all time for Carlow Hurlers.
St Mullins player Marty Kavanagh was playing in Netwatch Cullen Park yesterday in round three of the Allianz National Hurling League against Down when he made a piece of history for Carlow GAA. The sharp-shooter scored thirteen points in yesterday’s victory which helped Carlow to their first victory in the competition but more importantly, he became the highest scorer of all time amassing a total of 687pts, which includes 29 goals and 600 points, the honor for that title was held by another St Mullins legend Pat Coady whose record was 676pts (14-634).
The 28-year-old made his senior debut during the 2012 championship and won the Joe McDonagh cup in its inaugural year in 2018, he has also won four County titles with his native club. Speaking with KCLR after the game Kavanagh was unaware of the accolade until it was pointed out to him
“Look it’s great, first and foremost the win was the main thing and we got that, we’re working very hard in training and we have lads coming back every week, we have a good panel there now and lads are getting stronger, and stronger the big thing was the win”.
“Obviously from a personal point of view, it’s a great honor for me to pass someone like Pat, he’s someone I looked up to when I was younger, I went to watch him play many a time for Club and County, to pass him is an absolute honor. I knew I wasn’t far away from it and I try not to think about it, to be honest, it’s done now and I’ll try to add to it as best I can to help the team going forward