St Mullin’s manager Niall O’Donnell was a relieved man after his side advanced to the Carlow Senior Hurling Championship final after a tight encounter with Bagenalstown Gaels.
St. Mullins came away with a victory of 2-14 to Bagnelstown Gaels 1-11.
Niall was particularly delighted with how his side responded in the second half to come away with a victory.
“We got more scores in the second half but it was better because the boys applied themselves a bit more but it was a ferocious challenge by Bagenalstown,” said Niall.
“There were only three scores from play in the first half, it was savage tough now, savage tough, fellas get tired investing all that energy in the first half, a bit more space develops”.
“He stuck the penalty lovely and they (Bagenalstown) worked the goal very well to be fair so we probably just about deserved it”.
St. Mullins will take on Mount Leinster Rangers in the final who defeated Naomh Eoin 17 points to 7 in the later game.
This will be the sixth time the two sides have met each other in the final stage in the last decade.