Leinster Rugby has this week launched a new initiative focusing on the clubs that are the heartbeat of our communities in the province.

Entitled, 12 Counties, One Club, each edition will focus on a club and some of the stories that make that club so special.

As part of the initiative the Leinster Rugby TV cameras will spend some time with each club as well as a number of other activations over a number of weeks.

The first episode of 12 Counties, One Club was broadcast this week on the Leinster Rugby YouTube channel and features Co Carlow FC, and hears from some of the stalwarts of the Oak Park Road club.

As well as featuring on Leinster Rugby TV, Co Carlow FC will also feature in the official match programme for the Edinburgh Rugby game in the United Rugby Championship and will have a visit from Sportsfile, the official club photographers of Leinster Rugby.

The 12 Counties, One Club initiative will hope to capture and celebrate Co Carlow FC – and many more clubs in the months ahead – on video, in words and in imagery.

Leinster Rugby would like to thank all those in Co Carlow FC for participating in the edition of 12 Counties, One Club and we hope that everyone enjoys the first edition.