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19 signs you’re a sports fan from Carlow

It’s the turn of the Barrowsiders… or Scallion-Eaters, if you prefer.

1. You always knew with a surname like Rainbow and with your jersey colours, this man was destined to manage your county’s footballers

Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

2. And he sets the bar high in trendy woolly hats

Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

3. There’s only one Tullow Tank

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4. And Sean O’Brien isn’t bad at the oul’ farming either

Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

5. You’ve heard legendary tales from your grandparents about 1944 when Carlow won their only Leinster football title

Credit: INPHO/Donall Farmer

6. You began taking an interest in Portuguese football when Padraig Amond joined Pacos de Ferreira

Credit: INPHO/Donall Farmer

7. You think that Johnny Nevin is harshly overlooked in debates about great dual stars

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8. You’re aware that some of the world’s finest horses are trained in Closutton, Bagenalstown

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9. They may not have won an All-Ireland but you know winning 5 Leinster club football titles between 1992 and 1999 made Eire Og great

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10. You bought everyone in your house Bernard Jackman’s autobiography for Christmas in 2010

Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

11. And you always tune into Newstalk when he’s on

Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

12. Otherwise, this is where you get all your sporting goodness (when you’re not on


13. You’ll live off that U21 hurling victory over Dublin for quite a while

Credit: INPHO/Lorraine O’Sullivan

14. You’re big into the Sydney Swans and the Irish International Rules side because of Brendan Murphy

Credit: INPHO/James Crombie

15. But you’re happy to see him back in county colours

Credit: INPHO/Donall Farmer

16. You watched RTE's Rapid as a child because of Kathryn Thomas and are only too delighted when she's on the telly

Credit: INPHO/Billy Stickland

17. You're not afraid to dress like a bit of a clown to support your county

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18. You're adamant Tom Daly and twins Bryan and Edward Byrne are the future of Irish rugby

Daly. Credit: INPHO/Michel Renac

The Byrnes. Credit: INPHO/Ryan Byrne

19. You know this arena will be remembered for staging the first Friday night GAA inter-county championship game

Credit: INPHO/Cathal Noonan

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