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Coakley Is Loving His Football At Village

by February 13, 2020

Village Utd are the reigning AOH Cup holders and are well positioned again this season to have a right go at retaining the trophy and are also in the hunt for the Premier A league title.

Things are flourishing at the club and captain, Howie Coakley is one of those loving his football there.

“I’d love to play City Wanderers again in the final of the AOH Cup because I think we got lucky the last time but no doubt it would be a lot different this time in my opinion with the squad we have.

“Yes, but before we talk about that possibility and an away trip to St John Boscos in the last eight, we have to beat South Coast Ath, a club I dont know a lot about and no doubt, they have noting to lose so it will be a tough game but if we beat them we play Boscos, who we beat last week for the frist time in three games.

“That won’t be a push over either but I think with the squad we put together this year we fear nobody,” said Howie.

Turning to the league and Glen Celtic set the pace but Coakley hasn’t ruled out Village pushing them all the way in the title race.

“The Glen are a very good team, some great players with Pa Long, John Corcoran and Gary Nolan and with them on your team you can win anything but we have great players too with Colin Hickey, Thomas Butler and Joe Sheehy.

“It means a lot to be involved in these big games, that’s what you train for, to try and be the best you can.

“It was massive for the club what we done last season, it was an unbelievable achievement and for the whole of Mayfield too, in that, we were the first to win it from this community.

“Village is not just a samll club, it’s a family.

“I hope we just keep going the way we are and as I said before we have a strong side of 20 players doing their best so we will see how it goes,” concluded Coakley.

Howie Coakley spoke to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.