Limerick FC hero O’Connor eyes crucial Longford clash

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Dean Clarke, right, Limerick FC, celebrates scoring his side's second goal with team-mate Paul O'Conor in the Blues 3-2 win over
LIMERICK FC goalscoring hero, Paudie O’Connor has insisted the Blues will refocus quickly for tonight’s crucial Premier Division clash with Longford Town at the Markets Field (7.45pm) following their stunning win over Cork City.

LIMERICK FC goalscoring hero, Paudie O’Connor has insisted the Blues will refocus quickly for tonight’s crucial Premier Division clash with Longford Town at the Markets Field (7.45pm) following their stunning win over Cork City.

Martin Russell’s Limerick side made it three wins on the spin in the top flight after edging title-chasing Cork 3-2 on Friday night.

Eighteen-year-old O’Connor who popped up with a 65th minute winner at Turners Cross said the relegation-threatened Blues would not be resting on their laurels.

Central defender O’Connor said: “There won’t be any problem with fellas getting their feet back on the ground for Monday’s game. We saw the Sligo result away at Drogheda. We know we need to keep the foot on the gas and not rest on our laurels.

“Three victories on the bounce, you probably would not have expected it. Everyone is lifted and positive. The boys are starting to express themselves more. It is a good win. It’s a very good result for us. To come down to Cork and get three points is no mean feat.

“The gaffer was telling us not to have any nerves beforehand. The older lads were saying there is no pressure on us, Cork were expected to win at home, they are challenging for the title and we were coming down bottom of the league. The message was to go out and play our own game , have no nerves and be confident.

“For the goal, Seanie (Russell) just swung in the ball and I said I would just peel away to the back stick. There was no one back there and when it came in I just got a glancing header on it, so it was a bit of a blur after that.