The St Mullins journey goes on and they have every intention of enjoying it while it lasts.

The Carlow men pulled off a huge shock when they beat Cuala in the Leinster Club SHC quarters and they followed that up on Sunday with a thrilling 2-17 to 1-19 defeat of Rathdowney Errill.

Marty Kavanagh's late burst of 1-01 stunned Cuala; his brilliant haul of 1-09 against Rathdowney Errill was key to anothetr famous success.

Now, it's on to a final date with the mighty Ballyhale Shamrocks.

"There's just unbelievable spirit in the group, such heart and belief in each other," Kavanagh told RTÉ Radio 1's Sunday Sport. 

"We got on a roll after the Carlow semi-final. We were dead and buried in the semi, and the last puck of the ball got us back into it. From there on we gathered momentum. Look at where we are now! It's just the stuff of dreams."

Kavanagh admitted his side were a bit jittery with the occasion getting to them early on at Netwatch Cullen Park. They turned it on when it mattered though. Afterwards, the elation was palpable.

"It was a big day, a big occasion for us. After beating Cuala there was a bit of pressure on us to perform again.

"We'd have liked to have won a bit more comfortably but look, we'll take it! 

"It's pure emotion. We're so happy. It's indescribable. It means everything to us. Hurling is our religion, we were brought up on it.

"We love going to the pitch to train and now we get to train for the next two weeks to prepare for a final against the best team in Ireland. We have nothing to lose now. We'll give it a right good go.

"Whether we get here again... it might never happen. We'll enjoy it."