Wednesday, May 18, 2022

CARLOW’S first ever game in the Tailteann Cup has been fixed for Sunday 29 May at 2pm in Netwatch Cullen Park at 2pm.

Niall Carew’s men avoided the preliminary round in the draw that was made on Monday so have an extra week to prepare for the visit of David Power’s team.

In attendance at the launch of the 2022 Tailteann Cup, at Croke Park, are back row, from left, Kevin Maguire (Westmeath), Evan O’Carroll (Laois), Darragh Foley (Carlow), Niall Murphy (Sligo), Teddy Doyle (Tipperary), Killian Clarke (Cavan), Mark Diffley (Leitrim), Dean Healy (Wicklow), Conor Stewart (Antrim). Front row, from left, Mickey Quinn (Longford), Martin O’Connor (Wexford), Conor Murray (Waterford), Uachtarán Chumann Lúthchleas Gael Larry McCarthy, Declan McCusker (Fermanagh), Johnny Moloney (Offaly) and Barry O’Hagan (Down). Photo: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile 

Carlow were beaten 2-16 to 0-11 when the teams met in Thurles in Division 4 of the Allianz League earlier this year but Carew isn’t reading too much into that.

“Tipperary are tough but I thought we performed very well when we played them in the league. Apart from the last fifteen minutes. We know what we face and we are looking forward to it,” he said.

Carew confirmed there have been no defections from the squad from the end of the league and he is pleased to have another week of preparation after avoiding the preliminary round.

“We played challenge games against Wexford and Longford. We have one more challenge match next weekend. It gives us time to prepare minutes. We know what we face and we are looking forward to it,” he said.


Preliminary round (southern section)
Sat 21 May – Wicklow v Waterford, Aughrim, 3pm

22 May – Wexford v Offaly, Enniscorthy, 2pm


Round 1

Northern section, all Saturday 28 May

Cavan v Down, Breffni Park, 2pm

Leitrim v Antrim, Carrick-on-Shannon, 2pm

Longford v Fermagn, Pearse Park, 5.30pm

Sligo v London, Markievicz Park, 6pm

Southern section, all Sunday 29 May

Carlow v Tipperary, Newatch Cullen Park, 2pm

Laois v Westmeath, O’Moore Park, 2pm

Wexford/Offaly v Wicklow/Waterford TBC


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