RTÉ hurling analyst Michael Duignan believes that Carlow champions St Mullins have an outside chance in Sunday's Leinster club SHC final, but says that they’re up against "the greatest club team of all time".
Ballyhale Shamrocks are waiting for the Carlow side and few are giving St Mullins a real chance of denying the Kilkenny men their tenth Leinster crown.
However, while Duignan believes that St Mullins have a better chance than the bookmakers believe, he still thinks that Ballyhale will retain their Leinster title.
"Carlow hurling only has four senior clubs, they play in the Kilkenny Junior hurling league and the rise of Carlow hurling has just gone on and on," he told RTÉ Sport.
"They beat Cuala who had won two All-Ireland clubs so their pedigree is really strong and yet they’re massive outsiders against Ballyhale and I think it’s crazy those odds that are being offered up.
"The reason they are [such underdogs] is that they’re playing the greatest club team of all time.
"TJ Reid is still in his pomp. The last day against St Martin’s he scored 2-14 and he has Colin Fennelly, Adrian Mullen and Noel Cody around him, it’s an exceptional Ballyhale team.
"I think it’s going to be very tough for St Mullins, I think they have a little bit of a squeak but it’s just that Ballyhale are a machine."