Thursday 18 July 2019

Watch: Joyous scenes as the Carlow footballers are promoted from the bottom flight of the league for the first time in 33 years

Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien. Photo: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile
Carlow manager Turlough O'Brien. Photo: Barry Cregg/Sportsfile Newsdesk Newsdesk

Carlow footballers will ply their trade outside the bottom division of National Football League for the first time since 1985.

Turlough O'Brien's side have built on the progression they made last summer when they defeated Wexford in Leinster before performing well against All-Ireland champions Dublin.

Qualifier wins over London and Leitrim made it Carlow's most successful summer's in a long time. They were eventually beaten by Monaghan.

Six wins on the bounce in this year's league, including today's 1-12 to 0-12 away win at Antrim, sees Carlow promoted.

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