Casey proud of his play­ers af­ter fan­tas­tic win

Bray People - - SPORT -

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.

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