Pete Mahon’s Reaction To Cup Draw

  • Thu, Sep 29, 2011 @ 15:39

With the Saints due to face either Shelbourne or Limerick FC in the Semi-Finals of the 2011 FAI Cup, the feeling around Inchicore is one of relief having avoided the two remaining Premier Divisions sides (Bohemians and Sligo Rovers).

However, Pete Mahon knows that the path to the cup final will not be straight forward and the Saints will have to overcome another tough match if they are to appear in their first ever cup final at the Aviva Stadium.

“While Shels and Limerick are both First Division clubs, they have players of Premier League standards, quite like Cork City. There is a good chance that we will face them in the Premier Division next season.”

“Logistically I would prefer to be playing Shelbourne, but this out of our control and we will just have to see the outcome of the remaining Quarter Final match.”

With talk of the Semi-Final being played in Thomand Park should Limerick progress, Pete was glad to hear this news.

“That would make sense. I remember managing St Francis to FAI Junior Cup glory at Priory Park (now Jackman Park) back in 1982; I don't think it has changed much since. Thomand Park would be the perfect setting for such a significant match.”

Monday's Quarter Final match clashes with the trip to Belfield Park to face UCD, but Pete will be getting feedback on events at Tolka Park.

“We will have someone watch them on Monday and the following week when they are in League action; we will be well prepared as always.”



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