This Saturday will see the Cavan hurlers return to the senior inter-county scene for the first time in 6 years when they welcome Warwickshire to Kingspan Breffni park in the opening game of the Lory Meagher cup. They had been the only county without a competitive senior hurling team.
Training has been ongoing over the past number of months and players and management are looking forward to the upcoming games, having played a number of challenge matches.
The team will be managed by Tipperary native and former player Dinny Cahill and Cootehill Celtic’s Seamus Hughes. The first outing is tomorrow in Kingspan Breffni when Cavan host Warwickshire. They’ll also face Leitrim,Sligo, Lanchasire and Fermanagh in the competition. The final will take place on the 10th of June.
Shannonside Northern Sound reporter Sean McCaffrey has been speaking with Cavan selector Seamus Hughes ahead of their return to competitive action.
You can hear the interview here:
Elsewhere in the Lory Meagher Cup, Martin Cunniffes Leitrim make the trip to Brewster park to take on Fermanagh, both sides previously met in Division 3B of the national league with Leitrim winners on that day. That game has a 3pm throw in.
in the Christy Ring Cup Roscommons are away to Down in Ballycrann on Saturday at 1pm.