The Joe McDonagh Cup Final
For the two counties, there is a lot at stake. They have already booked themselves places in the All-Ireland Preliminary Quarter Finals, where they still stand a chance at competing for the Liam MacCarthy Cup.
With a new format to the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship this year, the team that wins the Joe McDonagh Cup will play Limerick in the All-Ireland Preliminary Quarter Finals, and the runners-up with play Wexford. The winners of these matches progress to the All-Ireland Quarter Finals.
There is a lot at stake
It is all still to play for this Sunday in Croke Park.
Carlow and Westmeath by this stage know each other very well so we will be in for a tough contest. This match will be a replay of last year’s Division 2A final, where the two sides met. Carlow went on to win that game.
They also met this year in the final match of the round robin stages of the Joe McDonagh Cup. Carlow cruised their way to victory past Westmeath with James Doyle scoring a hat-trick of goals. So needless to say, Carlow should be feeling confident heading into this match trick.
Though, it would be foolish to write Westmeath off. Out of the five matches that they played in the round robin stages, they won four, the only one they lost was to Carlow.
He said, ‘They have worked very hard and they are very proud to play for Westmeath. We have a very young team as well. The mood is good and the fitness is good but now it is all about the performance.’
It is certainly set to be a cracking match!
This match will be pucked in at 1:45pm this Sunday. You can check out all the GAA’s fixture right here!