Tom Mullally's Carlow head into the weekend knowing that they could go top of the table in the Kehoe Cup.
They welcome Meath in the fourth round of fixtures, coming off of the back of a hard-fought victory against Down.
From Round 3 of the 2023 Kehoe Cup as Kildare and Carlow come away with wins.
Wicklow 1-11#ItAllStartsHere pic.twitter.com/RjrU75I2DC
— Leinster GAA (@gaaleinster) January 15, 2023
Kildare currently holds the top spot, having comprehensively seen off Carlow on the opening day. The Lilywhites followed that victory with a win against Wicklow last week.
The Barrowsiders currently sit in second spot after three games played, heading into a fourth straight week of competitive action.
Following the defeat against Carlow last week, Down make the trip to Kildare with an opportunity to shake the table up.
If Down were to beat Kildare and Carlow see off Meath, then Mullally's men will end the day on top.
🏆2023 Kehoe Cup, Round 4:
⏰Sunday, 22 January, 2pm
📍Netwatch Cullen Park
🥎 @Carlow_GAA V @MeathGAA
🎟️Entry is FREE - no tickets required.
— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) January 19, 2023
Speaking with Shaun Connolly on Sportsbeat Xtra, selector for the Carlow panel Pat Murphy was vocal about this side's ability.
"I'd be very confident in the young men that we have in there," he said.
"They seem to be very centred, focused and they want to hurl for Carlow."
Murphy previously represented the county at Senior level and spoke about the necessity of understanding the game's importance within the community.
"We need to get that sense of the pride in the county jersey into the players. But they have it anyway, they have it naturally from their clubs," he said.
"These young fellas are representing themselves, they're representing their families, they're representing their club and their representing their county."
The action gets underway this Sunday, 22 January at 2 pm in Netwatch Cullen Park.
Entry is free and everybody is encouraged to come along and support the boys against Meath.