Harry seeks a strong show

Bray People - - SPORT - BREN­DAN LAWRENCE Sports Ed­i­tor

WICKLOW Se­nior foot­ball man­ager Harry Murphy is look­ing for a per­for­mance from his boys that lands some­where in the mid­dle of the Di­vi­sion 4 fi­nal against Fer­managh in Croke Park last year and the league en­counter away to the Er­nesiders in the Di­vi­sion 4 league ear­lier in the year.

That day in Fer­managh Wicklow came up short af­ter miss­ing a lot of rel­a­tively easy scor­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties but the fi­nal in Croke Park was a strong and fo­cused as­sault by a team hun­gry for sil­ver­ware of some kind.

“Maybe we played the best foot­ball of our year in that fi­nal in Croke Park, “says Harry in the run up to his first game in Di­vi­sion 3 this Sun­day when Peter Canavan and his troops make the trip to Aughrim to face the Wicklow men.

“They beat us in Fer­managh even though we played quite well but we didn't take our scores on the day. So some­where in the mid­dle will be a good per­for­mance from us,” he says.

Ac­cord­ing to the Rath­new man the county camp is a good place to be. A planned prac­tice game away to Ar­magh last Sun­day fell foul of the weather so a run out against the U-21s in Bray was held in­stead.

“We have a very happy camp at the minute,” says Harry.

“All the boys are look­ing for­ward to Sun­day, they've worked very hard to get to this di­vi­sion and they've worked hard to be ready for this game on Sun­day as well,” he added.

Apart from the ob­vi­ous in­juries there are no real con­cerns for the Wicklow camp ac­cord­ing to Murphy. Nicky Mer­nagh is on the way back but is un­likely to fea­ture on Sun­day.

Nicky Mer­nagh is un­likely to start for Wicklow against Fer­managh.

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