After 142 years in existence, Carlow Rugby Club is about to take the field with a new strip. The brand new design will be introduced to club members, sponsors and the public at a special launch event in the Oakpark Clubhouse this Saturday evening.
Leinster, Ireland and Lions player Sean O’Brien, along with Carlow’s Leinster twins Ed and Brian Byrne will assist at the launch which will show the players in their new kit. The new design may have already brought a bit of luck Carlow’s way, their J1 and J2 sides sporting the new ‘slant’ last weekend in a double victory over Newbridge in Division 2A.
Designed by Carlow club member Mark Elmes, the new jersey retains the traditional Carlow black and amber colours but the black stripes are bolder and at a slant instead of the traditional hoops.
Carlow Rugby Club President Pat Slater said that the new jerseys will give the Carlow teams a younger more modern appearance and that the Club sponsors will feature on the redesigned jerseys.
All are welcome to the clubhouse on Saturday, with proceedings expected to get underway around 8.00pm. Second-placed Carlow host Edenderry at Oak Park on Sunday in the Leinster League Division 2A with Carlow Coyotes also in action against Mullingar Heifers.