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The postponed Carlow football quarter-final between Palatine GAA and O’Hanrahan’s will be played this Sunday (4th October) at 7pm. Due to be played alongside the other quarter-final last week, the fixture was postponed a week. In that other quarter-final, Mt. Leinster Rangers defeated Old Leighlin 1-9 to 1-5. The winner of Palatine and O’Hanrahan’s play Rathvilly in the semi-final.
Previously, Palatine have been the runners-up in this Championship in the last two years. On both of these occasions, Éire Óg beat them. This fixture could possibly return for a third consecutive year if Palatine reach the final again and Éire Óg win their semi-final against Mt. Leinster Rangers.
Palatine were the runners-up of Group 1. Meanwhile, O’Hanrahan’s were third place finishers in Group 2. As a result, Palatine will be expected to march on to the semi-final. Last time out, they won 5-9 to 0-8 against Tinryland. This result will have them full of confidence. Contrastingly, O’Hanrahan’s lost their final group game. Holders Éire Óg defeated them with eight points to spare by 1-14 to 0-9.
If O’Hanrahan’s want to reach their first final since 2005, they need to shake off this result. 2003 was the last time they actually lifted the trophy. On the other hand, Palatine were back to back winners in 2015 and ’16 so this team is no stranger to knockout championship.
Paddy Power are taking bets on the game. Palatine are short favourites at 4/11. In addition, O’Hanrahan’s are at 11/4 and a draw is at 15/2. PaircTV.com are live streaming the game.
Carlow Football Quarter-Final: Palatine vs O’Hanrahan’s, Sunday 4th October, 7pm (Netwatch Cullen Park).
— Carlow GAA (@Carlow_GAA) September 27, 2020