It will be a long drive to New Ross for Rathcline this Saturday, but Liam Tully think’s Rathcline can make the Leinster intermediate semi-final.
Wexford intermediate champions Horeswood stand in the way of the Longford men, who after taking three attempts to get over Ardagh/Moydow, face their opening game in Leinster some three week’s
since lifting the county intermediate crown.
“It’s how you deal with it and how the players adapt to playing weeks in week out” explained Rathcline manager Liam Tully.
“Sometimes you’re better off playing competitive games week in week out” explained Tully, “but we’ve a young team and the guys are a competitive bunch and they want to put a marker down on
where they get to.”
“It’s maybe bonus territory when you get into Leinster championship” declared Tully, “but we’re treating it seriously. It’s a long drive, but hopefully we’ll have a good day.”
While hopeful his side can make their way into the Leinster semi-final, Tully is under no illusions about the quality of the Horsewood team.
“They scored 3-14 against Mullinavant of Kilkenny in the opening round and they have PJ Banville the forward Wexford player”
“They’ve got good lads around him, they have Sean Nolan who is a good scorer and they have Meyler and Murphy and they’re playing with county keeper.”
“There a good side and they are very much up for a win.”
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