The Drogs fought out a tough 0-0 draw against (on paper) superior opposition at tallaght last night in a performance reminiscent of some of our great matched at Dalier a few years ago. Contrary to some peoples’ expectations, we played the back 5 which started against Cork last Monday. And they were the foundation for a great display. As Mick acknowledged after the mattch, it was the first time he had McNally and Derek fully fit and the hit-and-miss form of the last two months was forgotten as we really took the game to our highly regarded opponents. The atmosphere at tallaght was second to none and the match proved a great spectacle Drogs fans and neutrals alike.
In what proved to be a exercise in disciplined play, Gav at left back proved a revelation and Alan Byrne , sitting in front of the back 4 worked tirelkessly and made crucial tackles all night. Hynesey and Gary did great work up front and certainly kept their back four busy.Casso played as well as he talked at the press conference. We might have sneaked a goal, but in the end we travel confidently to Malmo next week and with any luck we will come away with something.
I’ll see yiz below at the airport a’Wednesda.