THE Carlow senior footballers were out on the training pitch for the first time this year yesterday evening at Fenagh and our photographer Michael O’Rourke was there to capture some images.
Manager Niall Carew spoke with his players before putting them to work on the same day that Carlow found out their Championship path. Earlier on Tuesday, Carlow were drawn against Longford in the first round of the Leinster Senior Football Championship and if they are victorious in that game they will face Meath in the quarter-final.
This is the first week that senior inter-county teams are allowed back to full training as a group. The Carlow hurlers are due out on the pitch for the first time under new manager Tom Mullally, while the ladies football squad also returned to the pitch for the first time last night as well. Carlow’s camogie team will also train as a group for first time this year as well this week.
Our photographer Michael will be out and about at these training sessions this week so keep an eye on this website and next Tuesday’s edition of our paper to see more photos as we take another step back towards the normality we crave.