James Stephens Under-21 Hurling manager Richie Hayes says Winter Hurling makes every team equal.
Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s game against Erins Own Castlecomer, Richie says their opponents will always guarantee a tough battle.
“Look anytime we play Castlecomer we know it’s going to be a real battle. They always put in a strong performance against ourselves and we are not going to expect anything less on Sunday.
“It’s going to be a really tough game, we are into Winter hurling now and every team is equal once they go out on the field so hopefully we can do enough to get over the line but we are expecting a real tough battle with Erins Own,” he said.