Senior Football returns to Carlow tonight.
We will have four games broadcast on KCLR throughout the weekend
First up is the clash with Bagenalstown Gaels and Eire OG tonight from seven tonight. Then Palatine goes up against Mount Leinster Rangers immediately after.
See also: Palatine prepared for the new campaign by hosting a festival of football
On Saturday, our late throw-in is Old Loughlin and Rathvilly at quarter to seven. Before that Tinryland faces off with Ballinabranna at five
We caught up with Tinrylands Shane Redmond says they need to start gathering some steam from the very first game
“In Carlow, you cannot take any game for granted, so all our focus is on Ballinabranna. It will be a difficult game, but if we get over the line it will set us up nicely for the rest of it. Get a bit of momentum going and hopefully kick on from there.”
See also: St. Mullins to face Ferns St. Aidan’s in Leinster SHC after historic county title win for the Wexford club
It has been over two months since the league ended, with Tinryland’s last game coming in the form of the league semi-final defeat to Eire Og on the 27th of May. The two big guns in Carlow senior football then met once more at Netwatch Cullen Park on June 10th to decide this year’s senior football league Division 1. The attention switched to the hurling with St. Mullins being crowned County Champions. The long gap has not seemed to faze Redmond at all;
“The thing about the big break between the league and championship is there is plenty of time to look forward to these things. Trying to build and peak at the right time so it is really all systems going.”
Listen back to the full interview with Shane below on Scoreline Extra: