While Carlow hurling fans can look forward to the Joe McDonagh Cup Final, fans of club hurling can look forward to a final tonight as we’ve reached the business end of our 2023 Bolger Cup and Shield
The Cup final is tonight in Fenagh, with a repeat of last year’s final as St. Mullins take on Bagenalstown Gaels.
Last year Captain Michael Walsh lifted the Bolger Cup after St. Mullins bested Bagenalstown Gaels 2-16 to 1-14.
We've reached the business end of our 2023 Leagues in hurling & football:— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) May 22, 2023
🏆Bolger Cup Final
⏰Thursday 25 May, 19:30
📍Netwatch Training Centre
🥎@BagenalstownGaels v @NaomhMoling
🏆Bolger Cup Shield
⏰Sunday 28 May, 12:00
📍 Venue to be confirmed
🥎@NaomhMoling v @MLRangers
See also: St. Mullins claim the Bolger Cup after an entertaining game with Bagenalstown Gaels
Before the game, Scoreline caught up with new Gaels manager Eddie Scally, who took over last year’s county finalists after winning the Junior County final with Blacks and Whites in Kilkenny. The Gowran Park race manager was excited ahead of his first taste of a final in Carlow, but is understandably aware of the threats the defending county champs St. Mullins possess;
“We’re really looking forward to tonight’s game against St. Mullins, the weather at the moment has been absolutely class. So it’s great to be getting to play hurling this time of year in such nice Conditions.”
“The Bolger Cup, it’s been a super competition for us and obviously for St. Mullins as well getting to the final. It’s great you get all of these games this early kind of like preseason that you’re not having to work out friendlies. So we are looking forward to tonight, fingers crossed our lads can put on as good a performance as possible and we’ll see where that takes us on what’s going to be a great weekend for Carlow hurling.”
“I’d like to wish Tom Mullally and all his lads the very best of luck in the Joe McDonagh final at the weekend, and the Bagenalstown Gaels contingent is traveling. Up there with the team, the very best of all of them, but hopefully tonight we can get a good result there against that very strong St. Mullins team. “
The Bolger Shield will be contested Sunday between St. Mullins and Mount Leinster Rangers.