Eire Og Senior Football defender Paul McElligott says the forwards deserve huge credit for the work-rate as they qualified for the Leinster Final after victory over Portlaoise on Saturday night.
Speaking to KCLR after Saturday night’s win, Paul says the forwards tireless work-rate was a massive feature in the overall team performance.
He said “The defence starts at the corner-forward line, it’s a 15 man game then defending once they have the ball, everyone worked hard, there was times when I was calling (Chris) Blake, (Colm) Hulton, Darragh O’Brien down my wing and they were doing as much defending as us so it’s a 15 man defensive system there”>
“Once they have the ball, we are working hard and tirelessly and then the lads off the bench were unreal to come in as well just to finish it off”.
Eire Og Senior defender Benny Kavanagh says they have the perfect balance within the team.
He says that having that within their set-up enables them to be as effective regardless of what game plan they apply.
“It’s a cliche, but it’s one game at a time, we have a super bunch of lads there like, we have such balance around the team, youth, experience, we can play a bit, we can mix it so we have a great team there and look we have to push on now, but look it’s only one game at a time”
Meanwhile Eire Og Senior Football Selector Gerry McGill says that Manager Joe Murphy doesn’t get the credit he deserves for all the success they have had.
Gerry says that the players have responded superbly under their manager. “I think Joe Murphy has to get great credit, I mean he doesn’t half the credit he deserves really, he has put a good team together”.
“I enjoy working with him and the players have responded and I will enjoy sitting watching over this game again, but we beat a very very good team, and great credit to Portlaoise, I mean you don’t win 12 out of 13 county titles in any county and not be a very very good side”.