Carlow Senior Football Manager Turlough O’Brien says they showed great composure to overcome the sending-off of Paul Broderick in the very first minute in Saturday night’s first round National League victory over Wicklow.
Speaking to KCLR after the game, Turlough says they could have won by more than the two point margin as they kicked a number of score-able frees wide towards the end of the match.
He said “The sending-off of Paul Broderick in the first minute sure really was a bolt out of the blue”.
“The corner-back was pulling at him and he pushed him back and the cornerback went to the ground and he got sent-off, it was as simple as that, we thought it was a black card actually so that was a big big blow we were playing without a man down then since the first minute”.
“The boys showed great composure I thought,we got quite a few very good scores from play I thought and we missed some frees at the end of the game, we could have won probably by a little bit more at the end of the game”.