Brendan Hayes says they will be doing all they can to get a good start.
Daragh Holohan says it's all about winning silverware this year.
Forward Denis Murphy says they will bring everything they have to play them.
James Stephens Selector Niall Connolly says they were confident they could produce the goods.
The sides are getting ready for the Kilkenny County Final in a few weeks.
Catch the 2017 Carlow Senior Hurling Final live on KCLR with Mount Leinster Rangers and Naomh Eoin in action at 3.45pm.
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Listen to full hurling commentary on air and online at KCLR of Ballyhale Shamrocks and James Stephens.
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