Saturday 10 December 2016

New slant to Carlow jersey after 142 years

Published 13/11/2015 | 02:30

The brand new design was introduced to club members and club sponsors at a special launch event in the Oakpark Clubhouse in Carlow
The brand new design was introduced to club members and club sponsors at a special launch event in the Oakpark Clubhouse in Carlow

After 142 years in existence, County Carlow have taken to the pitch with a new jersey design.

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The brand new design was introduced to club members and club sponsors at a special launch event in the Oakpark Clubhouse in Carlow on Saturday November 7.

Designed by Carlow J1 player Mark Elmes, the new jersey retains the traditional Carlow black and amber colours but the black stripes are bolder and at a slant instead of the traditional hoops.

The ladies team have also opted for the slant and will play this season again in their black and pink colours.

Leinster Rugby players Bryan and Edward Byrne and Tom Daly were at the launch (above), all three are former players for Carlow and competed at underage level for the club.

Leinster Branch president Robert McDonnell and Des Kavanagh from the IRFU were also in attendance to enjoy the launch.

The new design may have already brought a bit of luck Carlow's way after a rocky start to the league this season their J1 and J2 sides sporting the new 'slant' had a double victory over Newbridge in Division 2A.

The ladies team are also enjoying success in their new jersey with a number of strong performances in the AIL Qualifying League.

County Carlow Football Club president Pat Slater said: "The new jerseys will give the Carlow teams a younger more modern appearance and that the club sponsors will feature on the redesigned jerseys.

"A dedicated committee has completed a lot of hard work to turn the club around at the administration end of things for this season and it was hoped that this effort would be mirrored on the field, and I'm happy to say that thus far all teams, both men and women's and all age grades, are stepping up to the mark."

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