The Naomh Eoin and Balikillen game go ahead at Netwatch Cullen Park while the other game will take place at pitch one of the training centre.
We know for sure that the St. Mullins hitman Marty Kavanagh won’t be involved after confirming after Carlow’s victory over Offaly that he will be skipping this year’s championship due to him departing to the US for the Summer. It is no doubt disappointing news for the Naomh Moling faithful as last year their star man was recovering from a devastating knee injury last campaign which ended in a defeat in the final to Mount Leinster Rangers.
The action continues on Saturday as we broadcast our first club championship game of the campaign with Champions Mount Leinster Rangers’ tie against Bagenalstown Gaels throwing in at 4.15 pm.
Before the game we caught up with Alan Corcoran from Bagnelstown Gaels who had this to say to Scoreline;
“Everyone is looking forward to the first round, it is always an intriguing game against Mount Leinster Rangers, they are the county champions, what other bigger task could you have.”
“You have to relish it, they are an incredible club and an incredible team. What they have won over the last number of years, speaks for itself. They have loads of lads playing with the county team so it will be a huge challenge. We are really looking forward to it. We believe in ourselves and the work we are doing, so hopefully, we can put in a big performance.”