Harry seeks a strong show
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.