McCarthy: Cup Win Would Be A Huge Boostby Cork Sports News December 5, 2019
The southside of the city will be celebrating tonight as either Everton or College Corinthians will pick up the Beamish Stout Junior League Cup and for Everton it’s a case of maintaining momentum on the back of a good run of form as we caught up with their manager, Eddie McCarthy.
“Yes, it’s a huge game tomorrow and myself and the lads are really looking forward to it.
“Our form has been a bit mixed this season so far but in the games that have mattered the most to us we’ve turned in some fantastic displays including the 4-0 semi-final win over St Marys.
“Corinthians will be a very difficult side and have been over the last 18 months under Dave O’Connell.
“He’s done a great job with them and they won the Junior Super Cup last season too so they have the recent pedigree in the cups and we will have to be at it from the first minute of the game to come out on top,” said McCarthy.
Everton’s focus and priority might be aimed at retaining the Premier League title but there’s no doubt a cup win would get the season off to a flyer.
“The league is the bread and butter and we said when we took over that it was the number one aim for us but cups are great to win and it will be a huge boost to some of the new lads who haven’t won much previously, so in that sense, it would be great to get it in the bag and carry that momentum forward,” commented McCarthy.
There’s a fantastic structure at Everton on and off the field and the club are well aware of what success brings and this junior team appears to be flying the clubs colours high and proud.
“Well, I’ve been manager since the beginning of the 18/19 season after previously coaching with the team for a few years and prior to that coaching with our senior side.
“The squad we have at the moment are a fantastic bunch of lads, around 14/15 of them were with us last year when we won the Junior Premier League.
“The rest of the squad then is made up from lads who previously played youth football with us and have graduated up and some other local lads returning to the club after spells elsewhere or some time off from football.
“The management team is made up of myself, Micheal O’Halloran, Niall Harrington and Olin Myers and it’s working brilliantly for us and hopefully, we’ll be lifting the trophy tonight, concluded McCarthy.
Everton manager, Eddie McCarthy was speaking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News