St Mullins manager Niall O’Donnell says strong competition in the senior hurling championship in Carlow is bringing the standard of hurling up in the county.
He was speaking after his side came out on top of a tough game against Bagenalstown Gaels in the semi-final.
They face old rivals Mount Leinster Rangers in the final this Sunday.
Niall says he’s worked in other counties and says the standard in Carlow is very high.
“There’s not much difference I tell you, if any of these teams were in Waterford or Cork, they’d be in the business end of the championship, that’s the fact of it,” said Niall.
“It’s unfortunate that it’s five teams, obviously any championship would improve over the years if there are more senior teams in it, it gives more competition”.
“You look at the strides that Bagenalstown made this year, they’re exceptional this year compared to last year, now I know they’re young and they’re coming good but they’ll be knocking on the door next year, they could be climbing the steps”.
We have live commentary of the game here on KCLR with thanks to Ray Whelan Waste Management.