Adrian Mullen is expecting their AIB Leinster Club Championship meeting with Mount Leinster Rangers to be a tough game.
His Ballyhale Shamrocks team won a fourth Kilkenny title in-a-row this season and are now turning their attention to the provincial series. Of course, Shamrocks are defending Leinster and All Ireland champions after the 2020 campaign was curtailed due to the pandemic.
Their opponents, Mount Leinster Rangers were deservedly crowned JJ Kavanagh & Sons Carlow SHC champions once again after defeating St. Mullins by eight points. However that game was over two months ago, and the duel club has since switched their attention to Football, losing at the semi-final stage to Eire Og in the senior championship.
Speaking at the launch of the AIB GAA Club Championships and AIB Camogie Club Championships earlier this week, Mullen says despite the layoff, Shamrocks can expect a tough test.
“They have a few county players in their side, so they have a very good team. They are big and strong. This time of year anything can happen. It could be a miserable day!”
We will have to be on our toes the whole time, we will just have to be ready from the word go.”
Here the full interview with Oisin Langan this weekend on Scoreline.