A new look Bohemians outfit saw off a battling Finn Harps side, thanks to Dinny Corcoran’s 41st minute winner, with the home side introducing five new players to the starting XI. One of last season's “newbies” and arguably the leagues stand-out left
A new look Bohemians outfit saw off a battling Finn Harps side, thanks to Dinny Corcoran’s 41st minute winner, with the home side introducing five new players to the starting XI.
One of last season's “newbies” and arguably the leagues stand-out left-back, Darragh Leahy, spoke of his delight at getting the three points on the board on opening night.
“Absolutely delighted to get the three points on the board. We spoke beforehand of how important it was to get off to a good start to the season and thankfully we held on for the win.
“We knew it would be a tough, physical game and not pretty at times with Finn Harps and we had to be up for it. I thought in the second half we could have gotten one or two more but overall, happy with the win.”
As well as another excellent and assured performance under his belt, the young Dubliner was quick to credit the new guys in the starting eleven and understood what came with the occasion.
“I thought the new lads did well, I know how they feel as I was one of the new lads just last season and took me a while to get settled, but the lads are looking really good and as the season goes on we’ll gel a lot better.
"It’s a tough league to come in to but the signs are good so far.”
Looking forward to the season ahead, the 20-year old spoke maturely about what lies ahead and ambitions for the season.
“We wont get carried away at all, really we just want to get as many points on the board as soon as possible and take each game as it comes. And personally I really want to get to the FAI Cup Final,” he said with a wry smile.