Breffni hunting hurling glory
ULSTER’S last hope of an All-Ireland hurling title in 2012 lies with… Cavan. Kilkenny and Tipperary aren’t the only sides in All-Ireland final action this weekend and the unlikely Ulster torch-bearers are the Breffni blues who take on Fingal in the All-Ireland minor ‘C’ decider at Ashbourne on Saturday (3.30pm).
Manager John Hunt is delighted to be lining out in an All-Ireland final, just two years after the county withdrew from competition at senior level, but feels that the grading of the competition by the powers that be has left his side with a mountain to climb on Saturday.
“There are only five clubs in Cavan as opposed to Fingal who have the pick of 27 or 28 clubs,” said Hunt.
“They should be playing in the B competition and I think they’d be good enough to win it. I don’t know what they’re doing in the C grade. I know if we were playing against any of the teams we played in league or championship this Saturday, I’d be confident of beating any of those teams.
“I can’t be confident about beating Fingal because I have to live in the real world. We know what division they should be playing in. They beat Monaghan by 18 points, we beat them by a point in the league and they beat us by two points in the championship so you can see where I’m coming from.”
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