Turlough O’Brien has stressed the need for his entire Eire Og panel to grab their chance ahead of the Leinster championship.
The 1992 Leinster champions will return to the provincial ranks following Sunday’s county final victory over Tinryland.
It will mark the club’s participation in the competition for the first time in three years and Eire Og manager O’Brien has stressed the need for members of his squad to take their chance when they get it
“I did say to the panel that so many guys haven’t got game time yet. But I said, the season is not over on Sunday.”
“There’s going to be more games, there’s going to be more opportunities, and you need to be patient.”
“It may take that someone gets injured or someone gets sent off.”
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The five-time champions will be hoping to begin their provincial run with a victory when they take on the Laois champions later this month.
Speaking after Sunday’s defeat of Tinryland, Carlow and Eire Og star Colm Hulton said the prolonged break will be required following an intense period.
“We could do with three weeks off because we were six weeks on the trot and winning the county final after six weeks on the trot, that is massive.”
“It’s everyone on this team, physios, SNC coach that got us through this.”
“We will enjoy the three weeks and we’ll probably take a few days off now and enjoy it and whoever is the Laois champions they’re going to come to Dr. Cullen Park and it won’t be an easy game.”
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