'We had an open training session in December and there must have been 1,500 people at it'

Carlow manager Turlough O’Brien is at the helm of a rising in his home county.

IN 2014 THE Carlow senior footballers finished bottom of the NFL Division 4 with a total of three points.

Three league campaigns and a managerial swap later, they’ve been promoted to Division 3 for the first time ever.

The current boss, Turlough O’Brien has a deep-running love for Carlow, stemming from his days as a teenager delivering the post from the county board to clubs around the county on his bike.


After a substantial league campaign, they now take on Louth in Portlaoise tomorrow, hoping to follow on from last year’s championship run – their best in 73 years.

Turlough O’Brien’s book ‘Cycling South Leinster: Great Road Routes’ is available online here. 

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