News

Warriors of Carlow GAA Officially Unveil New Jersey at Iconic County Sites

30/01/2018

MODERN DAY WARRIORS - Warriors of Carlow GAA Officially Unveil New Jersey at Iconic County Sites

(Tue. 30th January, 2017) - Four Carlow senior county players came together this week in a creative photoshoot to officially unveil the new county jersey featuring Carlow GAA’s new partner, Institute of Technology Carlow.

Senior footballers Sean Murphy and Sean Gannon, and senior hurlers Chris Nolan and Marty Kavanagh, were photographed by Pat Moore in the new jerseys at four iconic Carlow locations. They are: Brownshill Dolmen, the largest megalithic tomb of its kind in Europe; Duckett’s Grove, the 19th Century great house and former estate; the 13th century Carlow Castle, and in front of Mount Leinster in the Carlow countryside.

Standing tall and proud as warriors of hurling and Gaelic football and standard-bearers for Carlow GAA, the shots perfectly capture the determination and resolve of the Carlovian players at some of their county’s greatest monuments, according to the new partners of Carlow GAA.

“Inspired by the GAA’s place in Irish mythology and Irish history, we wanted to capture images of the new Carlow GAA jersey in photos that had a great sense of place and Brownshill Dolmen, Carlow Castle, Duckett’s Grove and Mount Leinster are intrinsically Carlow. We thought they would be the perfect backdrop to showcase Carlow GAA”, commented Declan Doyle, Vice-President for Development and Research at Institute of Technology Carlow.

As well as being senior county players, Marty Kavanagh and Chris Nolan are current members of the Institute’s Fitzgibbon Cup panel trained by DJ Carey and were fresh from their win over 2017 champions Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. 
Sean Gannon emphasises the link between Carlow GAA and Institute of Technology Carlow as Sean is a graduate of the Institute, as well as being an employee of Carlow GAA.

“The exploits of Sean Murphy in 2017, when he captured the attention of the country with his performances in the football championship, typify the shared values of commitment to excellence, professionalism in attitude, and pride in your county that make our partnership with Carlow GAA the right fit”, added Mr Doyle.  

-ENDS-

For reference: Alma Feeley, Communications Office, Institute of Technolgy Carlow
M: 087 8204934
E: alma.feeley@itcarlow.ie