There were four games in the Carlow Senior Football Championship this weekend.
On Friday night, Palatine defeated Mount Leinster Rangers on a scoreline of 1-19 to 0-05. On Saturday evening, Ballinabranna lost to Tinryland, and Old Leighlin came away with a 2-06 to 2-12 loss to county champions Rathvilly.
The curtain raiser though on Friday night was last year’s county finalists Eire Og and semi-finalists Bagenalstown Gaels. An entertaining draw was played out at Netwatch Cullen Park with the final score reading 1-14 to 3-08. It was a hard-fought battle between the two sides, with a few Eire Og players receiving their marching orders. Speaking with Scoreline after the game, Eire Og manager Turlough O’Brien lamented his side’s lack of luck;
“Well, they had three extra men so I was not that surprised by the result at the end of the day. I thought we showed great character, and played fantastic football in the second half, we just did not get the rub of the green.”
“It was a good game, Bagenalstown was very well organised. There was a strong breeze in the first half, they played smart. We made a lot of mistakes in the first half, unforced errors, poor choices, and kicking from difficult positions.”