There is a nice blend of experienced guys and some new lads in the panel. Also the value of a strong Fitzgibbon team in Carlow IT is gradually becoming apparent - lads are hurling against the Munster colleges backboned by senior players from down there. Given the success of the college and matching the best out there has brought on lads like mouse Kavanagh, young Nolan this year, with a few other Carlow men involved both this year and previously.
Having 2-3 players involved every year or so with the IT has to be of assistance to the senior Carlow team. Given we are light on numbers in the county, such development structures almost 'hot house' players through exposure to the best that is out there and bring them on no end. The set up seems very professional. As an aside, I wonder is DJ being 'hot housed' himself for when Cody goes ??