Marty Kavanagh says his St. Mullins side have two serious battles ahead if they are to make the County Senior Hurling Semi-Finals.
With only a single point from two games ahead of their clash against Erins Own Bagenlstown on Saturday evening, speaking to KCLR, Marty says it’s going to be very difficult to get results against two big teams.
“With five teams this year, it’s so tight”, says Kavanagh.
“If someone beats someone in it, it’s wide open like. It depends on which way results go on Saturday. You might need to win two games. It all depends, it’s hard to know, but if you beat Bagenalstown on Saturday that could get you through too.”
“We are looking to win Saturday, then moving onto Rangers and looking to finish off with a win as well, but it’s two massive games, two big teams so it’s going to be a serious battle to get four points from those two games.”
While the County Final is very much the focus, the Carlow senior hurling captain already has an eye on pre-season for the inter-county setup.
“We’re still very disappointed over that Laois game”, says Kavanagh.
“We should never have lost that game. We should definitely have won that, so that was very disappointing but we have loads to build on for the future and the panel of players in Carlow is so good. I don’t think people really understand how good the panel is and the players in Carlow, the high standard, so we are looking forward to getting back into things.”
“Whenever that is, whenever Colm calls us, October, November, December, very much looking forward to getting back into things and trying to get back into Division Two and competing then in Leinster Championship and All-Irelands.”