Carlow’s hurlers make the long trip to Austin Stack Park in Tralee this weekend to kick off Round Robin stages of this year’s Leinster Senior Hurling Championship against Kerry.
Kevin Regan spoke to Carlow County Board Chairman Sean Campion at Netwatch Cullen Park last week to get a feel for how the championship season is shaping up for Pat English’s side.
“It’s not going to be an easy task to go down there, but I’m confident enough we can turn them over there. I’d probably be a bit disappointed that it’s a Leinster competition and we have to travel to Tralee to play a team coming into Leinster and Westmeath have to go down there as well.
We’ve had a good finish to the league, from where we were last January and where we ended up two weeks ago, you know, [it’s a] huge transformation and turnaround.”
As the conversation turns towards facing Westmeath again, the question arises whether something needs to be done about the handling of Division 2A in the National Hurling League with league-winners Westmeath missing out on the promotion/relegation playoff to remain in 2A for 2017.
Listen to the full interview below.
To finish out the Round Robin stages, Carlow travel to O’Connor Park in Tullamore on Saturday 7 May for the second round before finishing up against Westmeath at Netwatch Cullen Park on Sunday 22 May.
We’ll have live commentary on Sunday from Tralee at 1pm on both frequencies, all with thanks to Dooley Motors Carlow, award winning authorised Ford dealership serving the South East for over 25 years.