After a convincing victory against Kerry last weekend, Carlow GAA has made an important announcement that is set to shape the future of their senior hurling team. The newly appointed captain, Kevin McDonald, is a seasoned player who has been a stalwart in the squad since his debut in 2016.
McDonald has been an integral part of the team during some of its most memorable moments. He played a crucial role when Carlow claimed The Christy Ring Cup and the Joe McDonagh Cup titles.
Following their recent triumph over Kerry, Carlow took to Twitter to reveal that Mount Leinster Rangers player Kevin McDonald will be at the helm of the team this year. McDonald’s leadership journey begins as he steps into the shoes of Paul Doyle, who led the team to victory in the 2023 Joe McDonagh Cup. The announcement comes just ahead of another crucial fixture against Meath this weekend, where Carlow aims to build on their recent success and maintain their winning streak.
Darragh Foley, athe senior football team’s all-time top scorer, will continue as the captain of the Senior Football Team. Foley’s contributions have been significant, and his experience has been a guiding force for the team. In 2018, he etched his name in Carlow’s history by scoring a vital goal in a crucial victory over Antrim. This win proved instrumental as it secured the county’s promotion out of Division 4, marking a historic moment as Carlow climbed to a higher division for the first time since 1985.
With McDonald taking the reins of the hurling team and Foley continuing his captaincy in the football realm, Carlow looks forward to a promising season ahead. The combination of seasoned leadership and experienced players under the captaincy of McDonald and Foley in promises to be an exciting chapter for Carlow GAA.