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“Young players stepped up to the plate in O’Byrne Cup” says Turlough O’Brien

The Carlow Football manager was happy with how his younger players performed in the tournament

Carlow Senior Football Manager Turlough O’Brien says the young players stepped up to the plate during the O’Byrne Cup campaign.

Carlow begin their Division 4 National League campaign at home to Wicklow on Saturday evening in Netwatch Cullen Park, and speaking to KCLR, Turlough says there is strength in depth developing in the panel.

He said “A lot of young players in, they did really really well, they stepped up to the mark and we were very very pleased to what we saw there so there is definitely strength in depth developing in the panel”.

“The O’Byrne Cup really is about giving those lads the opportunity to play at that level, it was great for the likes of Robbie Kane there Mikey Bambrick, Ben Dorgan, lads like that Niall Roche, Conor Crowley, Andrew Kehoe, they all got game time and they did very very well”.

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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