Casey proud of his players after fantastic win
WICKLOW'S HURLING manager Casey O'Brien was very proud of his players after their great win over Derry on Sunday.
'It was a great performance,' he beamed. 'These players never say die. That has always been their attitude. We may have had the breeze, but we knew we had to do the stuff going out for the second half with 14 men.
'We had been in this position before playing with fourteen men and we won games. We knew on Sunday that even with fourteen men we could still do it.'
'The lads were absolutely magnificent and Andy O'Brien caused them fierce problems. Derry weren't able to handle him. Jonathan O'Neill had a great game and Geoffrey Bermingham was absolutely fantastic. You would not know that Geoffrey was doubtful before the game. His thumb may be broken but he just kept going. He was absolutely fantastic today.
Casey O'Brien went on: ' The team played with great heart and great spirit to-day. That is what this team has. We can hurl. We do not have to be in Arklow to play. We proved today that we can hurl on a big pitch. This team can hurl anywhere, in any game and against any team we are playing.
'Without doubt we want to go on and win the final now.
'We still have one game left in the group away to Armagh in two weeks. We may be able to try out a few players there. We have a lot of players on the panel who have put in a lot of effort and have not played in the national league yet. We hope to give a few lads a run out against Armagh but we will be going out to win that game.
'We will also be going out to win the final whether it is London, Derry or whoever.'
Wicklow’s Jonathan O’Neill knocks over the winning free in injury-time.