Bluebell United’s David Scully believes that his side can go all the way in this year’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup following their second round win over Cabinteely at Stradbrook on Friday evening. Shane Stritch scored the only goal of the game and des
Bluebell United’s David Scully believes that his side can go all the way in this year’s Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup following their second round win over Cabinteely at Stradbrook on Friday evening.
Shane Stritch scored the only goal of the game and despite being put under pressure for the majority of the second half, Bluebell stood strong and never gave away too many clear-cut opportunities for the First Division side.
“[We can go] all the way,” Scully told SSE Airtricity League reporter Conor Clancy when asked how far he thought the Leinster Senior League side could go in this year’s competition.
“If we get a good draw in the quarter-finals then you never know. St. Francis did it years ago so we know it can be done.”
Scully went on to list a number of sides that he would back Bluebell to overcome, even saying that they would go into a game against runaway Premier Division leaders Cork City with confidence.
“If we get Cork then we’d fancy our chances,” he added.
“Look at the experience in our team, even look at myself coming off the bench tonight and some of the other lads we had coming off the bench it’s unbelievable.”
One of those experienced players in the Bluebell squad is former Republic of Ireland international Keith Fahey, and Scully says having the midfielder in the team is a huge benefit to the other players on the pitch.
“With Keith it is unbelievable; he just talks you through the game.
“He tells you what position to be in and he’s an international so you are going to look up to him and anything he says you’re going to listen.
“We’ve had Jason Byrne on the sideline which has been great, and then we’ve Fahey in the middle talking to the players as well, so we’re getting information from on the field and off the field.”