Carlow Senior Footballers are travelling across the pond for one reason and one reason only. To get the job done.
Turlough O’Brien’s men have had a three week gap to bridge following the battling defeat to Dublin and the pride that Carlow people felt following that encouraging performance was unreal.
Now they come up against a London side who were unfortunate to lose out to Leitrim last time out by three points, with the concession of three goals proving costly.
The exiles will be buoyed by the redevelopments at McGovern Park in Ruislip and will most definitely fancy their chances of beating Carlow.
When the sides met in the League it was London who emerged victorious against a Carlow side who were complacent after a credible result against Westmeath.
In many ways this is a similar situation so any element of potential complacency must be erased and nothing less than a victory will do.
Carlow received good news in that Brendan Murphy is available again after a card against Dublin was overturned and another big performance is needed from not just him, but everyone involved.
Sean Murphy graced the National stage superbly against Dublin and he has been an incredible find for Turlough and the lads this year.
London have a lot of guys who may not be household names but come from strong footballing counties and if you ask anyone in London what the club scene standard is like they will tell you that it’s ultra competitive.
Former Tyrone star Eoin Mulligan has been a serious addition for Ciaran Deely’s side and he will take a bit of minding come Sunday.
It’s a game which Carlow are well capable of winning but they must be cautious in getting the job done.
I think they will get over the line but it won’t be easy in any way whatsoever.
We Have Full Live Commentary of the game on Sunday on air and online from 1pm thanks to Flynn’s Carlow Nissan