Meet and greet for fans tomorrow ahead of Kildare hurlers' big day, as manager Quaid eyes silverware

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Meet and greet for fans tomorrow ahead of Kildare hurlers' big day, as manager Quaid eyes silverware
8:05 Thursday 14th of June 2018

The Kildare senior hurlers will host a meet and greet evening with supporters on Friday June 15 in St Conleth's Park as they prepare for the Christy Ring Cup final on Saturday June 23.

It will be a final chance for young fans to meet the county side before they take on London in the decider, and the meet and greet will be held following training at 8.45pm.

They reached the Christy Ring Cup final thanks to a thrilling 3-18 to 2-13 win over Derry in Iniskeen on Sunday evening, racking up their fourth win in succession as they continued their momentum towards championship glory.

Speaking after the game, manager Joe Quaid outlined how this was the goal all year. In fairness to the Limerick man, he said that before the league started, but the way the Lilywhites have picked themselves up from a winless Division 2A campaign has been mightily impressive.

“I said it after the league campaign – and I took a bit of flak probably from the players in stages – that we didn’t put all our eggs into the league basket which we did last year, and this was the goal which was to get to Croke Park,” said Quaid.

“To be fair to the players, and it’s not any easy thing to do coming off a poor, poor league campaign, to park it, and we took two and a half weeks off. We had James Burke’s illness in the middle of it and I think things like that galvanised us and we came in with a clean slate, went back to basics and, as I said before we went in against Roscommon, lads what we have on Saturday is a game of hurling. That was our whole focus since the league was to get basics, the basics of hurling.”

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