The Leinster GAA Club Championship launched earlier this week and sees Carlow’s Palatine and St. Mullins along with the winners of Ballyragget v Bennettsbridge all in action this weekend.
Palatine picked up the Conlon Cup for the first time since 2006, defeating Old Leighlin two weeks ago in a 2-12 to 2-8 thriller in Netwatch Cullen Park.
Club boss Mick Lillis was speaking to KCLR’s Michael O’Leary this week ahead of their Leinster championship game on Sunday against either Portlaoise or Emo of Laois.
“We haven’t dont a lot of training – when you don’t win a championship for a long time, fellas are on a bit of a high. It was hard to knuckle down into doing anything serious again.”
“It’s not as easy for teams that haven’t been there to actually refocus, as it were, on a different championship and go again”.
Their own preparation may be somewhat hindered as they won’t know their exact opposition until Saturday night but that in itself puts an advantage in Palatine’s court as the Laois championship winners will have around 16 hours to recover and go again and take on Palatine in Netwatch Cullen Park.
Listen to the full chat below, then join us this Sunday afternoon for full commentary from 2.30pm on our Carlow frequency.