CARLOW manager Anthony Rainbow was in upbeat mood despite having just watched his side lose their opening O'Byrne Cup game against Dublin in Dr. Cullen Park in Sunday.
A sluggish start saw Carlow fall behind they rallied in the second half to put in a credible display.
Carlow lost out on 1-11 to 3-13 scoreline but their manager was in positive mood after the game.
'We composed ourselves quite well and we kicked some great scores. We have some great players in here, the likes of Martin Doyle and Alan Kelly and Ray Walker coming in this year are all great additions and things are going well, Wicklow are up next on Wednesday and we'll experiment again,' said Rainbow.