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Leinster SHC and SFC

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Carlow hurlers are first into action against London on Saturday at home and are followed by the footballers on Sunday away to Mullingar. A big weekend for both panels.
London will be no pushover and they are always hard to assess. But we have to expect a win in this one.
The footballers are facing a buoyant Westmeath - a Division 1 team now after their great NFL campaign. In a one off game we must have some chance even if our NFL turned into a damp squib...
Good luck to both teams and I hope they are well supported.

Benekerry (Cavan) - Posts: 258 - 13/05/2013 12:39:05    1382950


Unlike the hurling game with London which I think will be a hard earned win for Carlow, they will win it because they will probably have a greater level of fitness and match fitness,
I see the game with Westmeath as a mismatch, Westmeath got promoted to div.1 and lost only one match on the way, where as Carlow beat Tipperary by 0-01 and London by 0-01 and lost all the other games, as a result they finished at the bottom of div.4. I get no satisfaction at all in saying Westmeath will decide on what the final score will be.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2109 - 14/05/2013 12:26:53    1383624


over the past few years we've been pretty competitive when it comes to championship, I know we only won 1 and drew 1 but for the 2nd worst county in Ireland we've been hard to beat when it comes championship time. Im hoping for a good match on Sunday and if we can get a few refereeing decisions our way we could cause an upset. Everyone seems to be talking about they are division 1 but we should of beaten Laois last year, we had a chance against Derry a few years ago who were division 1. we should of beaten Meath, we beat Louth who were Leinster champions. So lets try be positive before the game and if it does come crashing down then everyone can become a manager again and tell everyone how it should have been done. Hindsight is a great thing!!

carlow4ever (Carlow) - Posts: 81 - 14/05/2013 13:55:11    1383735


No hind sight for me carlow4ever, I play the field as I see it. ( Pardon the pun.)

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2109 - 14/05/2013 16:21:42    1383896


Three posts on the hurlers, three pages on the footballers, doesn't make sense, so here's a fourth for the hurlers. Do the best you can lads and good luck.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2109 - 16/05/2013 20:42:08    1385434


Frank Foley back and starting on Saturday. Didn't expect that!

Team is : Foley, A Corcoran, Nolan, HP O'Byrne, D Byrne, English, O'Hara, R Coady, J Kavanagh, E Coady, S Kavanagh, S Murphy, JM Nolan, M Kavanagh, P Coady

The Real 1944 (Carlow) - Posts: 1114 - 16/05/2013 21:40:12    1385470


Unusual selection. Big surprise with Foley but was prob. needed. I'd be a bit concerned with half back line esp.the wing men. E. coady a half forward? what's the thinking there. Is D. Shaw injured or what? Subs. look strong enough, good to see E.byrne back.

pennypincher (Carlow) - Posts: 777 - 17/05/2013 09:38:49    1385510


Exciting selection for our hurlers, Huge credit must go to Frank Foley at 35 years of age to commit and help out the team for the championship! Few surprise selections with Eddie Coady at Wing forward and Diarmuid Byrne at wing back making his debut, 6 MLR men on the first 15! Best of luck to all the lads and hope they get big support in DCP tomorrow

Dualclub1 (Carlow) - Posts: 258 - 17/05/2013 14:20:04    1385691


Best of luck to the hurlers tomorrow. Interesting team selection.

TAFKANO1FAN (Carlow) - Posts: 588 - 17/05/2013 18:55:49    1385917


A win is a win, and 4-17 is normally a great score to finish with but conceding 3-13 takes some of the gloss off it, I would consider Laois and Antrim to be a more serious threat, but it's better to looking at a final score of 4-17 than, say 2-17, in the mean time Carlow got the result they wanted.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 2109 - 18/05/2013 17:36:46    1386274


The match I was at was 4 17 to 2 13. A win and we still find problems. How petit are we as supporters, what do ye want ??

TopFan (Carlow) - Posts: 166 - 18/05/2013 17:46:15    1386278


A deserved win, but perhaps flattered by the late goals. London pushed us all the way, and the concession of the two soft goals could have came back to haunt us (as has been the case in the past, eg v Westmeath) but for Styler's impressive performance when he came in. Looked to be back to his best and must start the next day.

Safe to say that the E Coady experiment just didn't work. Can't fault him for effort, but just looked out of place there. I think they got the subs calls right in terms of taking of the lads that were underperforming. A few more might have been lucky to see out the match.

Jack K can't have much complaints about his sending off. The ref made some bad calls, but that wasn't one of them.

All in all, they got the job done but you would have to be worried facing either Laois or Antrim. Let's hope I'm just being overly pessimistic.

St.John (Carlow) - Posts: 202 - 18/05/2013 18:09:39    1386286