The Carlow club football championships were launched in Netwatch Cullen Park last evening with junior, intermediate and senior players all togged out for the occasion.
While the hurling continues this week, come August 20th, it’s all about the football.
Speaking at the launch, Carlow GAA chair Jim Bolger had these words for local football fans.
“This would be nothing without the supporters.”
“We are delighted to see supporters back after a couple of difficult years that we had.”
“We’ve put a lot of resources into our pitch presentation as well. Ground staff are very good and all of that adds to the sense of occasion.”
“Without the supporters, there will be no sense of occasion. So they’re so important to us. We really appreciate their input into the whole process. “
Draws for the opening round of games have already been made with the championship beginning on the weekend of August 20th. It will coincide with the end of the Hurling Championship and the chairman says all attention will be switched to the clubs battling for football glory;
“The hurling will finish up in two weeks time and from there, very much the focus will be on the footballers. “
“We were looking to exciting championships across from the Senior right through to Junior C and it’s always an exciting time. “
“There’s so much emphasis on the championship, no matter what we say the championship really takes precedence and that’s it. “
“As we say, they’re hard going, and rightly so. That’s why we cherish them.”
You can hear the full interview with Jim and club players from the launch of the Carlow Football Championship on Scoreline this weekend.