Anticipation is rising as the Carlow senior hurling championship gets underway tonight
Two games are scheduled for tonight as Naomh Brid meets St. Mullins and Naomh Eoin goes against an Eoin Larkin lead Ballinkillen. Both games throw in at 7.30.
See: ‘Our goal for the year is to try and win a county championship’ – Ballinkillen’s David English looks ahead to Carlow SHC
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.
See: Carlow’s Marty Kavanagh to miss club hurling championship with St. Mullins
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.”
See: Mount Leinster Rangers’ clash with Bagenalstown Gaels throw-in time changed; U20 ‘A’ game between Mount Leinster Rangers and Ballinkillen postponed
That game will be brought to you with thanks to Solar Signs in Bagnelstown
You can catch our chats with various players from different clubs competing in the senior championship on Scoreline Extra below :