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New Season 2018

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Interesting Start to season with the both hurlers and Footballers facing Wicklow and Wexford and Meath respectively -
Really looking forward to 2018 League and Championship.

I think we will get promoted behind Laois but see wicklow now under strong management a real threat.
I also think we have a chance of a run in the championship - Double header in Portlaoise will be a good day out .

Our Winning average in football was circa 60% last year . Any improvement on that would be great

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 410 - 16/11/2017 18:34:50    2062741

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Replying To Blackbog:  "Interesting Start to season with the both hurlers and Footballers facing Wicklow and Wexford and Meath respectively -
Really looking forward to 2018 League and Championship.

I think we will get promoted behind Laois but see wicklow now under strong management a real threat.
I also think we have a chance of a run in the championship - Double header in Portlaoise will be a good day out .

Our Winning average in football was circa 60% last year . Any improvement on that would be great"
It's very possible that Laois could come third (to Carlow and Antrim).

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 276 - 16/11/2017 18:41:16    2062743

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I see the county board are looking for a knew sponsor, any word on who it might be? Does this also mean a knew jersey?

dcarlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 145 - 21/11/2017 20:15:06    2063217

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Replying To dcarlowman:  "I see the county board are looking for a knew sponsor, any word on who it might be? Does this also mean a knew jersey?"
Unless the new sponsor is going to let Tickets.ie keep their name on the shirts, I assume so.

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 276 - 05/12/2017 12:23:51    2064451

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So... the first game of the new season is in around 3 weeks... does anyone know who is in and who is out when it comes to the panel?

CARPS (Carlow) - Posts: 276 - 05/12/2017 12:24:38    2064453

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Heard there are 50 players training which is obviously down to the impressive run and performances this year. I would imagine about 20 will have to be cut from that panel fairly soon. 1st game on 30th Dec O Byrne Cup!! Hope we build on last year. No handy games in Div 4.

novalis (Carlow) - Posts: 239 - 05/12/2017 15:27:52    2064477

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Replying To CARPS:  "Unless the new sponsor is going to let Tickets.ie keep their name on the shirts, I assume so."
Well that's obvious carps what I mean is will they keep the same style with a different sponsor or change the whole jersey

dcarlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 145 - 11/12/2017 18:10:58    2064877

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Playing Wicklow in hurling and football on the same day, surly a double header would at least be considered. Any reason why Wicklow have decided to bring Carlow to bray is aughrim not available?

dcarlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 145 - 15/12/2017 09:34:49    2065230

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Does seem a pity not to have a double header.

Will be interesting to see how we approach the O'Byrne cup. I'd say it will be a chance to try out new players.

carlovia (None) - Posts: 983 - 15/12/2017 19:47:36    2065290

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Replying To dcarlowman:  "Playing Wicklow in hurling and football on the same day, surly a double header would at least be considered. Any reason why Wicklow have decided to bring Carlow to bray is aughrim not available?"
Bray have a full length all weather pitch. It'll be played on it. The rest of Wicklow is under muck at the moment.

Onion Breath (Carlow) - Posts: 1158 - 16/12/2017 14:48:51    2065345

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Hearing some good reports from within the camp .. full turnouts, good commitment and several challenge games with some new players showing very well. 1st up Bray on Sat vs Wicklow.

novalis (Carlow) - Posts: 239 - 24/12/2017 22:10:08    2065992

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Best of luck to all involved with Carlow Hurlers and Footballers for the coming year. Starting on Saturday we must build on our 2017 performances and not slip up along the way. Good to hear of big turn outs in training. Ceatharlach abú!!

fullbach (Carlow) - Posts: 235 - 28/12/2017 12:45:05    2066068

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interesting night for both codes.
Both Wxford and Meath will give us an idea how we are shaping up . i know teams are trying out players etc but it is still a good barometer.
I will sti k my neck out and say we will get promoted behind Laois and we will beat Louth, lose out narrowly to Kildare and reach the last 12 in all ireland.
The Hurling league and tier 2 champion ship is so compeditive it is impossible to call but we will definitely be in the mix
so here is to a good year

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 410 - 02/01/2018 23:16:17    2066536

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Any one know if the scoops still do coverage of Carlow games

dcarlowman (Carlow) - Posts: 145 - 03/01/2018 12:16:51    2066586

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How's the pitch holding up ? Always a place I looked forward to going to. And tonight is no different.

royaldunne (Meath) - Posts: 15998 - 03/01/2018 13:54:54    2066607

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Replying To dcarlowman:  "Any one know if the scoops still do coverage of Carlow games"
Excuse my ignorance, but what is 'the scoops'?

If it's a web site, could someone give me a link?

Blackbogger (Carlow) - Posts: 156 - 03/01/2018 15:00:10    2066614

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Replying To royaldunne:  "How's the pitch holding up ? Always a place I looked forward to going to. And tonight is no different."
the pitch holds up always very well as it has a sand base. Bobby Doyle of Dublin in the 70s saw DCP as his fav ground

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 410 - 03/01/2018 16:20:24    2066638

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Replying To Blackbog:  "the pitch holds up always very well as it has a sand base. Bobby Doyle of Dublin in the 70s saw DCP as his fav ground"
What makes Dr Cullen Park different, if not unique, is that it's built on, spent coal nuggets, shale, and what's known as "2 down", unique in the sense that it's almost water/ flood resistant.
In a separate post on a different thread I asked why the St. Lomans /Moorefield game couldn't have been played in N.C.P . - C/W it's equipped with lighting.

supersub15 (Carlow) - Posts: 1946 - 03/01/2018 22:11:11    2066698

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Any report on tonights game in NCP
Sounded like a turgid affair
Hurlers seemed to battle well

Blackbog (Carlow) - Posts: 410 - 03/01/2018 22:55:37    2066710

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Not pretty to watch, but encouraging stuff all the same considering we played so many new players. I'd be pretty happy looking forward to the league, attention now switches to London in 3 weeks time

Barrowsider (Carlow) - Posts: 1243 - 03/01/2018 23:06:06    2066711

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