McGrath: Sars will have a huge say in County Senior Hurling Championship

Conor Stakelum in action for Thurles Sarsfields. (c) via

The path to the Dan Breen Cup goes through Thurles Sarsfields this year according to a local hurling analyst.

The 36-time county senior hurling champions are back in the semi-final stages and looking to win a first title since 2017.

Loughmore-Castleiney, who defeated Sarsfields in a replay in the 2021 final, are their semi-final opponents on Saturday September 30th.

Speaking on Extra-Time, Tom McGrath says Sarsfields have a formidable team.

“On the basis of what we’ve seen over not just this weekend but the other weekends as well, I think whoever beats Sarsfields will win it.

“There’s only two teams that have a chance of beating them now and we are one of them so we will have to up our game for the semi-final to get over them and whoever will come out on the other side then will get their chance if Sarsfields are in the final.

“Sarsfields have a team with a lot of excellent players all across the field and their young fellas are knitting in very well also so they are a formidable outfit and they are going to take stopping.”