After a successful championship campaign, Carlow star forward Paul Broderick has come out in his opposition of a ‘B’ championship.
The Barrowsiders competed against Division 1 opposition in both Dublin and Monaghan and acquitted themselves respectively against both sides. Broderick feels that if Carlow are to progress further they must be plying sides of that level and not of a lower quality.
“With regards to a ‘B’ championship, if there was one, like, we’re a Division 4 team at the moment and if there was a ‘B’ championship we’d surely be in it,” he said. “For that reason I wouldn’t agree with it because we would have never got the opportunity to play against Dublin and Monaghan and to have that experience.
“We’ve players, like, I could name plenty of them; the likes of Sean Murphy, Brendan Murphy, Sean Gannon, they’re good enough to be on any county team.
“I’m sure they want to test themselves against the top players and there wouldn’t be an opportunity to play the All-Ireland champions and an Ulster champion in recent years.
“We didn’t set out to win any All-Irelands at the start of the year, we were realistic enough to know that wasn’t going to happen, but certainly it was huge carrot to beat Wexford, to play Dublin.”
Broderick was one of the key men in Carlow’s summer, with his long-range free-taking helping him amass a personal tally of 1-30.