Carlow Senior Footballer Daragh Foley feels they are well prepared to get their League campaign off to a winning start.
Carlow travel to London for their opening League clash on Saturday, and speaking to KCLR, Daragh is well aware of the challenge London are going to provide after last years experiences.
“It’s a tough one to start off with. London beat us here at home in the League last year and then we only pipped them by a point in the qualifiers.
“Every year, you don’t really know who London are going to have.
“Ciaran Deely has done a very good job with them so it’s a tough game to start with, but we feel we are moving in the right direction and we are really looking forward to getting the League campaign on our way.
“We are just focusing on our own shop and quietly confident of what we have in our panel and like any day we go out, we feel that we are going to take it to any team that we are playing against,” he said.
Foley’s team mate Sean Gannon says the main aim for the older players within the squad is to leave Football within the county in a better state by the time they retire.
He also says it’s about time they got out of Division 4.
“We are really focused on this Division 4 and we are kind of prepping ourselves towards it like a Championship.
“We don’t want to be in the basement of Division forever either and we have a little bit of pride in ourselves too.
“I know there is a good few of us around the age group of 29, 30, 31 and hopefully in three or four years time, when we all go at the one time that we leave Carlow in a better place for the younger guys that are coming up and they might be in Division Two, Division Three or whatever the case may be,” he said.