Carlow Oscar Traynor Joint manager Eddie Shaw says that the quality of players within the County are as good as anyone around.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s showdown away to Kilkenny, Eddie says there is unbelievable talent within the County.
“There was players in Carlow and Kilkenny that deserved to be playing overseas and like there is players in Carlow here that we have noticed over the last couple of years definitely should have been not playing in the Carlow League, the talent in Carlow is unbelievable.
“We lost Mikey Byrne and we lost Dean Kelly last year to Wexford Youths and that was a big loss to us, but like the lads that have came in this year have been absolutely brilliant.
“We have Graham Delaney who was with Wexford Youths, we have Craig Comerford who was with Wexford Youths so the experience that we have is great,” he said.
Eddie added that the outcome all depends on who clicks on the day.
“Before the Carlow League was actually up and running, we used to play in Kilkenny. Carlow Rangers had an A and a B Team and we had the likes of Callan United, the Freebooters and all that, but like the good thing about it is Club Teams in Carlow have drawn the Kilkenny Teams in many of the club competitions.
“It’s on the day how the two teams perform, like we know we have a team that is capable of winning this competition. If we didn’t, we wouldn’t be here, but we know we have the players and probably the Kilkenny management is the very same, so on the day, it’s all depends on who clicks,” he said.