It’s looking like a long season ahead for Carlow’s footballers who have a break this weekend following back-to-back league defeats to London and Sligo.
Their next game is on Saturday 19 February against Waterford at home with a 7 pm throw-in.
A win at home over Waterford would be expected however with such a young team and various injuries to central players, nothing should be taken for granted.
Following the weekend’s defeat to Sligo, manager Niall Carew told KCLR his side is on a different path this season that’s going to need time before reaping rewards.
That journey was addressed on this week’s Full-Time programme too with former Carlow footballer Willie Quinlan drawn towards Carlow’s lack of strength, conditioning, and physicality on the pitch.
“We just don’t have the physique or the strength and conditioning done,” said Willie.
“In my own club Eire Og, we got to play a couple of the Dublin teams earlier on in the year and just the size and power and strength that they have, they’ve taken it to another level”.
“We haven’t done that, we haven’t done the work behind the minors or U20’s, we’re still just so far off the mark”.