Kilbride beat Kildavin/Clonegal in the Carlow intermediate championship by a single point at the weekend.
After previously beating O’Hanrhans in the opening round, Kilbride are riding high making it two from two. James Foley, brother of Carlow intercounty captain Darragh, was delighted with the bragging rights after Kilbride came away from the local derby with the victory;
“I would like to thank all the players. We have put in a massive effort over the last couple of weeks and (thank) our management team Brendan Butler and Sean Smith, and manager, Colin O’Toole. It was great to win, but nothing is won yet, but it was great to get two wins from two.”
“We are only taking it one game at a time. Going down and enjoying training, a lot of us lads are getting a bit long in the tooth. A few lads in their 30’s and 40’s, we have a blend of youth as well. It is great. We will keep fighting our fight, we like being underdogs.”
Despite being a crossroads team, Kilbride had 30 names down on the match sheet, while Kildavin/Clonegal had 28 names down. That is a huge number for each side and goes to show the passion for the sport around the county:
“Obviously, we are in the same parish as Kildavin/Cloegal, we are in a few parishes. We are a crossroads team.”
“It is healthy, people are enjoying themselves, and that is the main thing. Throw on the jersey and fight hard for it. We are a bunch of brothers.”
Here is the full interview on Scoreline Extra below: