Getting into the stands cheering on your own club, not much can beat it. Pack a few sandwiches and head off into a cool crisp Friday evening after work for a night of GAA. Then down local to have a chinwag about how many wides you counted or if Niall Carew should be picking this lad or that lad for county.
While it is one experience for the fans, it is another animal all together for the people out on the pitch. The roar of the crowd helping you get up for the match, last Friday was special for fans and players alike. We kicked off the Carlow Senior hurling Championship in style.
Old Leighlin got their campaign off to a winning start against neighbours Ballinabranna winning on a scoreline of 2-12 to 0-13
Speaking to Scoreline left half back Aaron Amond says the crowd make a difference and it’s good to pay them back with a performance;
“We could hear everybody from both sides. It was brilliant to have eveyone in after the last year without fans”
“And thats what people want to see, people going forward, rather then playing around in defence. Suppose sometimes when they were coming at us we wish we were more defensive. Its just nice to be attacking a bit and not just playing around the back.”
Ole Leighlin take on Rathvilly this coming Sunday at 3.45 in Netwatch Cullen Park.