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Oscar Traynor win has boosted soccer in Carlow says Freebooters manager ahead of Crettyard clash

James Kelly was speaking ahead of Sunday's FAI Junior Cup competition clash at home to Crettyard United

Freebooters Joint Manager James Kelly says that Carlow’s Oscar Traynor victory last year has provided a major boost to soccer teams within the county.

Speaking to KCLR ahead of Sunday’s FAI Junior Cup competition clash at home to Crettyard United, James says that the teams within the Carlow & District League have gained great confidence and belief as a result of that Oscar Traynor victory.

He said “I think so because I would say last year’s campaign for Crettyard would have been on the success of the season before with Carlow so maybe that’s brought on a bit of confidence with all the clubs”.

“Once the players got a taste of playing in the bigger outside competitions and with Crettyard they got to the Leinster Cup Junior Final si it probably has brought confidence and belief in the teams in Carlow so yeah, I think so”.

Stephen Byrne

Stephen Byrne is the Head of Sport and News in KCLR96FM. He's an avid rugby fan and can be seen frequenting Leinster and local clubs games. He loves his GAA too and is a former hurler and footballer and stood between the posts for his home club of Kiltegan for many years. He's also a Man U fan for his troubles and shouts for Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga.
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