Pat English and his men make their first competitive appearance of the season in the County double-header this Sunday. A new approach and a real sense of professionalism from the new management team have made a big impression on the players according to reports from the camp. A passionate Carlow man, English is not one to take the role lightly and has injected a real energy into the panel. A source claimed that training has, ‘really come up a notch’ since the Ballinkillen man arrived on the scene. We await the season with interest, starting Sunday.