Tadgh Madden- St. Patrick's GAA P.R.O
'Oh very tense, my heart was pounding, it was in my mouth. I couldn't sit down and I couldn't stand up, I couldn't even talk to anyone, I haven't eaten all day but oh my god the relief after that, we performed so well in the first half and then faded but to win like that is fantastic.
'If we had lost today it would have been a disaster, a complete waste. I know it's brought the town together and all of that but had we lost it just would have been a waste, after all the work we've done and how hard the players trained, we deserved to win it, I'm so proud to be a Tullow man today'. Padraig Murphy - player
While some were comparing the win to Tullow last winning the intermediate championship Padraig Murphy was more thoughful about the victory. 'That's a long time ago now, seven years and there's been a lot of bad days in between then and now, we were up senior for six years getting beat comprehensively in nearly every game and then battling relegation year in year out and the morale was gone, we were nearly glad to go back to intermediate to regroup and we did that well and this competition has brought us together even more' said Murphy.
'We're back to the Carlow championship now for six weeks, we don't play the semi final of this until the end of September so it's a good long break, we'll concentrate on Ballinabranna now and that'll be a tough game'. Jack Kennedy - player
'That was one of the best games ever' says Jack. 'There was serious support there and I'd say it's the best win since winning the intermediate. The high ball came in and Chuck was there and it was just unbelievable!.'
Some said that Mary Byrne sang to the lads at half time for inspiration but Jack says differently 'she just told us to keep going and keep the heads up, she was delighted with the first half'. The teams headed for Mount Wolsley after the game and Jack says the celebrations were due to be big 'Oh God, tonight will be messy in the Mount!' he laughed.