Limerick goalkeeper Tommy Holland is hoping for “another good performance” from his team in this Sunday’s Champions Knockout Phase semi-final against Saint Patrick’s Athletic at Hogan Park (kick-off 3pm).
Watch our interview with Tommy on Limerick FC TV, below.
The 17-year-old – who has been No2 to Conor O’Donnell in the first team this term – praised his teammates for an “excellent” display in adversity in last weekend’s last-eight tie with Shelbourne at the same venue.
The young Shannonsiders – now unbeaten in ten since Christmas – battled back from losing a man and thrice falling behind including in the penalty shootout to eventually see off the Dubliners – Holland one of the heroes as he saved a spot-kick before Ross Mann fired in the winner.
“It was a good result. The boys dug out until the end and it shows what the heart does when you put it into it,” Tommy told Limerick FC TV. “It was excellent stuff from the boys. They never gave up and in the end we got our luck. We deserved it.
“It was tough with ten men. We had to change our formation but we went 4-3-2 so we were still positive. We got on with it. We knew it was going to be tough.”
The former Ardcroney youngster also insisted he always had “belief” that a second equaliser would come.
“I never thought it was going to be over – I knew we still had it in us to get one more,” Tommy said. “It was coming for ages. We got it in the end; we were lucky and we deserved our luck. I had belief it was going to come.
“We’re confident enough going in this weekend. Another good performance and we should be okay. We know how they’ll play a bit and we have ourselves set up very nice. Hopefully, we’ll get a good result.
“I’m very happy with the season. I’m happy with the boys and happy with myself. I’m enjoying it; it’s going well for me so far and hopefully it stays going well towards the end.”
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Date: Friday 17 April 2015