The day has finally arrived for two local Olympians in Tokyo.
Carlow’s Sam Watson got the Irish off to a start in the early hours of this morning in the eventing dressage, placing 11th in the early stage of the competition (more here).
Fellow county man Marcus Lawler will compete in the early hours of next Tuesday morning.
Chair of Carlow County Council, Fintan Phelan, had this message for the duo:
“We’re all behind you” says Cllr @Fintan_Phelan Cathaoirleach of Carlow County Council and we agree!
Wishing the best to Sam Watson & @marcus_lawler in the #Tokyo2020 #Olympics from all #inCarlow! @watsoneventing @marcus_lawler @sportsireland @EquiRatings @ActiveCarlow pic.twitter.com/fkKhw8hInP
— CarlowCountyCouncil (@Carlow_Co_Co) July 29, 2021
Kilkenny city harrier Cliodhna Manning is set to make her way to the track for midday today as part of the squad for the 4 by 400 metre mixed relay team.