NEW CARLOW Senior hurling manager John Meyler got his reign up and running in the best possible fashion when his troops laid waste to a visiting Antrim side in Dr Cullen Park.
The Wexford native was delighted with his team's performance and with a game against Galway this weekend, there are exciting times ahead for the hurlers.
"We've worked on the skill level, first touch must be perfect and with a big test against Galway next weekend it's great preparation for the national league and that's the way we want it, and the more games we can get against the likes of Galway the better for us. There will be dropped balls and little things, but that's what we have to improve on and learn from but our application is fantastic and that's what I demand," said a contented Meyler.
"Look at young Paul Coady, Marty Kavanagh, John Michael Nolan, Sean Murphy, David English, these lads are the future of Carlow hurling and to see them playing the way they are is absolutely brilliant, and they're going to need the older lads experience to bring them on. I'm delighted with the application the whole panel have shown, that's what I demand," he added.