Murphy hails exciting times

November 20, 2019

Eire Og manager Joe Murphy. ©INPHO/Laszlo Geczo.

Eire Og manager Joe Murphy admits that these are exciting times for the club.

On Saturday evening, the Carlow champions take on neighbours Portlaoise in the Leinster club SFC semi-final.

The game will be televised live on RTE2 and Murphy admitted to the Carlow Nationalist that it was a huge boost for the club to be playing in such a high profile game.

“It is good exposure for our players and our club,” said Murphy. “It is an exciting time. It is different from a Sunday. We just have to approach it in a different manner with our preparations. Coming into the game, whether it is a Saturday or a Sunday, we will have almost everything done by Tuesday night.”

He added: “They (Portlaoise) are a team full of top class footballers and won’t want to lose against a Carlow team. That is a big incentive for them.”

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