McCarthy: Nothing Will Be Easy At This Stageby Cork Sports News September 20, 2019
Bohemians welcome Innishvilla to the Fairfield tomorrow for a Mossie Linnane Cup quarter-final and a chance to move a step closer to Turner’s Cross for the final.
Manager, Dave McCarthy spoke to Cork Sports News ahead of the game.
“Nothings going to be easy at this stage.
Inishvilla are a good team and we have to be tuned in until the last minute.
“We conceded late goals to lose our last two games which is disappointing and we’re missing the likes of Kevin kenneally(Bopper), Michael Kent who signed from Blackstone this year, Gary O’Connor and Joe Harte for the game this weekend but we’ve a big squad.
“Players are going to miss games whether it be work, holidays or other commitments most weeks but you just have to get on with it,” said Dave.
A recent spate of late coals conceded have set them back but Dave is optimistic about their fortunes changing.
“During our Mossie Linnane games, we’ve been really good, having a settled side has been a problem so far but mistakes have cost us late in games especially the last two weeks.
“Being up 2-1 down in Macroom with four mins to go, you should be seeing that game out.
“Coachford, the same so four points from them two games away from home would have been a great haul but that’s football.
“We’ve to move on and try and put a run together,” commented Dave.
Winning a trophy is a priority for Bohemians as they look to add to recent success.
“I played with Bohemians for a few years when we were Premier A.
“We were struggling that time as a lot of our team that won Division 1 went elsewhere.
“Going back five or six years, the club wasn’t in a great place before myself and Keith O’Callaghan took over first time out.
“We managed to get a few players in that time and won Division 1.
“Knocknaheeny Celtic beat us the same year in the City Challenge and Park Utd beat us the year after in the AOH Cup semi-final with a last minute goal.
“That was tough to take.
“This current team have won two leagues and have been a very hard team to beat the last few years so hopefully with a little bit of luck we can manage to win another trophy this year.
“That’s definitely the aim,” concluded Dave.
Bohemians manager, Dave McCarthy was speaking to Paul Hogan for Cork Sports News.