Wicklow manager John Evans admits that he wasn't too bothered by the defeat to Carlow in the opening round of the O'Byrne Cup, but added that his charges have a lot of work to do.
The Garden County were outplayed by the Barrowsiders for the majority of the game and they were worthy 3-08 to 0-06 winners.
Evans states in the Wicklow People that the result was disappointing, but stressed that they are very much a work in progress over the coming months.
"While I'm disappointed with the result, Carlow are on the road for the last three or four years and certainly proved last year how formidable they are. We were a bit naïve as well," said Evans.
He added: "But look, it's early days, it's only the first game, we'd be hoping that we can learn from it and hopefully be better the next day we go out; we've another big challenge against Meath."
Wicklow must travel to Pairc Tailteann for Sunday's clash with the Royals and a loss will leave them focused on the start of the NFL at the end of the month.