“Everyone is well aware how big the game is” - O’Conor

John Keogh

Reporter:

John Keogh

Limerick FC must win when they travel to Sligo Rovers tonight in the SSE Airtricity Premier Division
Limerick FC go into Friday’s do-or-die SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Sligo full of confidence, according to midfielder Paul O’Conor.

Limerick FC go into Friday’s do-or-die SSE Airtricity League Premier Division game against Sligo full of confidence, according to midfielder Paul O’Conor.

“We are going into it, despite losing the last two games, confident and focused that we are going to come out and make sure that we pull out a result.

O’Conor is also in the unique position of having played for all three clubs involved in the relegation battle, although it looks like Limerick’s opponent’s on Friday, Sligo are safe.

“I’m not sure if it’s a good thing that my two previous clubs are the two that are involved in the relegation battle and I’m still involved,” O’Conor said with a smile on his face

“It has been a tough year here in Limerick but I have enjoyed it. There have been very low moments throughout the season but the last couple of months have really been eye opening, especially for me.

“Your character really gets tested in a year like this and I’m really hoping if we can pull through and get out if it, that it will be one of those years you remember.”

Limerick have come a long way in the last few months and O’Conor admits that staying in the top flight is imperative for the club’s continued growth.

“When you see Markets Field and the amount of fans we are getting in there and the fans that showed up in Galway, it just shows how big the club can be.

“I think a huge thing about that is to stay in the Premier Division that is where it will really take off.

“If we can get through this, I think next year and the years to come, it will really prove to be a big thing for the history of Limerick.

O’Conor also spoke of his desire to stay at the club but admitted that it could all depend on whether Limerick stay up or not.

“It is certainly a place I have come to enjoy a lot. It is a very good dressing room with some seriously good lads.

“This year has kind of been a year that I didn’t really know what to expect coming into it. There have obviously been some very low moments but if we were to come out of it, it would be one of the best moments that I have had in my career for sure.”