While the players may be taking to the field under protest, the Glen Dimplex All-Ireland camogie championships resume this week for both Kilkenny teams and Carlow.
For Kilkenny’s seniors, we’ll be live from Parnell Park as they take on Dublin in what’s already being billed as a must-win encounter.
For Carlow, they face a trip to Wexford where a win on Saturday would send them to the quarter-finals of the intermediate championship for the first time in the county’s history.
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Speaking on last evening’s Camán Caint podcast, Carlow manager Peter ‘Chap’ Cleere says he knows the stakes are high.
“The real thing I want from the players and I know the players want from themselves this weekend is we really want to put in a performance. The prize at stake here for Carlow Camogie is to do something that’s never been done before in the history of camogie in Carlow to get to an All Ireland intermediate quarter-final, that has never happened.”
“The stakes are very high in terms of the achievements and the scale of what that would be for Carlow Camogie and we’re just really focused on it. I’m really excited about it and looking forward to it.”
Linda Kenny is the outgoing chairperson of Leinster Camogie but first and foremost a Carlow native and supporter.
She’s told KCLR this week that a win over Wexford on Saturday would mark an incredible turnaround given the county’s frustrations in recent years.
“I think it’s very much within their remit to have a result against Wexford. I sincerely hope it goes well. We’ve played Wexford in challenge matches over the course of the year and there hasn’t been much between either side.
“I think it would be very important for Carlow Camogie that we at least retain our intermediate status and if we got to another in the quarterfinal after the turbulent last two seasons, I think it would be some achievement for this particular group of players and for the management. “
Listen back to the full interviews below on our dedicated award-winning camogie podcast Caman Caint: