In what promises to be a thrilling showdown, the Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final is set to unfold this evening, featuring a clash between SETU Waterford and SETU Carlow.
The quarter-final, scheduled for throw-in at half-past 6, will see SETU Carlow’s Chris Nolan and his teammates face off against SETU Waterford in a battle for a coveted spot in the next round. The encounter will be brought to life by the commentary duo of Brendan Hennessy and Michael Walsh, who will provide fans with a front-row seat to all the action as it unfolds.
Amidst the excitement surrounding the match, Carlow star Chris Nolan shared his perspective on the busy schedule of intercounty players. Responding to recent criticism from Henry Shefflin regarding the number of games players are expected to participate in, Nolan expressed his love for the game and the importance of match fitness and sharpness.
“You can’t beat games, match fitness, and sharpness and things like that,” Nolan affirmed. “The two managers, Cheddar and Tom, have a fierce understanding. They are not going to flog you. You get nothing out of that. They’re smart in the ways they do things. I enjoy the schedule; you can’t beat matches.”
Nolan also touched upon the team’s aspirations for the Fitzgibbon Cup, highlighting the desire to secure victory after being beaten finalists twice in 2017 and 2020. “We came so close during the years; it would be great to go on and win it,” he remarked. “I mean, this Wednesday won’t be simple. I love hurling for the college. Hopefully, we can give it a go and a good rattle.”
The Electric Ireland Higher Education Fitzgibbon Cup quarter-final coverage on KCLR is proudly sponsored by SETU’s Bachelor of Arts in Sport Coaching and Business Management, delivered in association with Leinster GAA. This partnership underscores the commitment to fostering excellence in both academics and sports, showcasing the importance of education and skill development in parallel.
As the teams take to the field for this exciting clash, fans and players alike are poised for a memorable evening of high-stakes hurling, with SETU Carlow and SETU Waterford set to leave it all on the pitch in pursuit of Fitzgibbon Cup glory.