'B' championship provides no appeal to Carlow skipper

July 13, 2017

Carlow's Darragh Foley.
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Carlow captain Darragh Foley says a second tier championship does not appeal to him.

A championship for lower-ranked counties has been mooted again this year but Foley feels it would be of no benefit to the Barrowsiders, whom face Monaghan at home this weekend in round three of the All-Ireland SFC qualifiers.

"It wouldn't appeal to me. If you're playing in a 'B' championship you're seen as a lesser player," Foley told the Irish Independent.

"We'd never get a chance in a 'B' championship like we're getting on Saturday - playing a Division 1 team in a Round 3 qualifier at home before Sky TV cameras. That's where you want to be."

On Saturday's opposition, the Carlow skipper added: "We respect Monaghan but we'll have a go. It's very important to settle in quickly and get ourselves well set up.

"We know that no one is giving us a chance but we don't see it that way. We want to get the most from ourselves and see where it takes us."

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