Westmeath Senior Hurling manager Michael Ryan says they are going to have play for over seventy minutes if they are to come out alive of Sunday’s League opener against Carlow.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s clash, Michael says the fact that Mt. Leinster Rangers haven’t won the County title the past three years proves they are plenty of hurlers in Carlow……
“I think the sparring is over now and we have played one another four or five times in the last couple of years and there has never been more than a puck of the ball between the teams”.
“I expect this year with Carlow with Colm Bonnar in charge, Colm is a good guy, a top class hurling man, I expect he will get that little bit of extra out of Carlow and when you consider Mt. Leinster Rangers won the Leinster Club (Championship) a couple of years ago and they haven’t even won the County Championship the past couple of years, there is plenty of hurlers in Carlow”
“Not only do they have a strong physical team, certainly if we are to come out of alive on Sunday, we have to come out with all guns blazing and we will have to play for 72, 73, or 74 minutes”.