CARLOW manager Turlough O’Brien was quite rightly delighted with an excellent display away from home on Saturday. But he was more than a little disappointed by the turn-out of the county’s supporters in Carrick-on-Shannon.
“People get on your back when you have a loss or two, they don’t get behind you,” said Turlough, “I’d be very disappointed with the reaction in Carlow, from our supporters after the loss to Louth really.
“I didn’t see too many of them here today to cheer them on in Carrick-on-Shannon and put in a massive effort, a massive performance.”
Analysing the match, Turlough was delighted to get the win over Leitrim. “Delighted, we needed a win today, we were disappointed with our performance against Louth at home. Ironically, we play better away from home.
“For the last number of years, Leitrim have had the upper hand on Carlow big time, they beat us comfortably in the last three years so it was good today.
“You could say there was nothing at stake but there was for Carlow, there was plenty at stake for us. We needed that win to keep our heads focussed for the championship coming up. We dominated the game, we were comfortable winners really.”