An Rinn will be seeking their first win of the Senior hurling Championship when they take on Western rivals Abbeyside in Bushy Park this evening.
The Ghaeltacht side who were crowned Intermediate champions last year have lost their opening two games to Ballyduff Upper, and champions Ballygunner.
Pádraig Ó hArtaigh is manager with An Rinn and he told WLR Sport it’s a game they should look forward too.
Pádraig said they’ll be hoping to learn from their opening two losses.
Pádraig says they have a number of key players coming back into the squad.
Abbeyside are under the stewardship of former Waterford hurler Peter Queally who told WLR Sport a win would be massive for his charges going into the knock-out stages.
Peter says he’s been impressed with the the number of young players who’ve stepped up to the mark.
Peter says An Rinn will also see this an opportunity to get their first win of the campaign
The action in Bushy Park is underway at 6:30pm.
There’s two other games also down for decision, it’s an all-Eastern affair in Walsh Park as Passage and Ronamore go head to head, while Fraher Field is the venue for the clash of Lismore and Mount Sion.
Both of those also throw-in at 6:30pm.
Meanwhile, in last night’s action, holders Ballygunner hammered Ballyduff Upper 7-30 to 0-10 in round three of the county senior hurling championship last night.
Conor Power scored 4-5 while Pauric Mahony, Mark Mullally and Tim O’Sullivan also rattled the net. Fergal Hartley’s men join De La Salle in the quarter finals.
Tallow came back from six points down to beat Fourmilewater 1-14 to 1-13. Deise forward Thomas Ryan produced 1-5 including a first half penalty while Evan Sheehan hit four points from play.
Manager Johnny Geary said it was important to pick up their first win of the season.