Sean Hoare praised his team mates and the work ethic of Dundalk that has seen the Lilywhites win five games on a trot. The defender scored a late winner last week and was glad to see Robbie Benson and Marco Tagbajumi to find the net this week. “T
Sean Hoare praised his team mates and the work ethic of Dundalk that has seen the Lilywhites win five games on a trot.
The defender scored a late winner last week and was glad to see Robbie Benson and Marco Tagbajumi to find the net this week.
“There were two great goals, we did rode our luck but we just had to sit deep and defend sometimes and we showed that we can do that and its a different side to our game that we don’t really use that much. I’m just delighted to keep the clean sheet and hold them off.”
Late goals are becoming a trend of this Dundalk side with Pat Hoban, Dane Massey, Jamie McGrath and Krisztian Adorjan all grabbing late goals and in some respects, vital goals for Dundalk this season.
Hoare is under no illusions why this is the case, “It’s a testament to how fit we are," Hoare commented.
"The lads keep themselves in good shape and it shows in the later stages of games that we are still going to the 80th and 90th minute so that's our game we just keep going.”
Sean Hoare arrived in the 2017 season and knew that it wouldn’t be plain-sailing in order to earn a starting place in the side. Now in his second season, he feels more akin to the standards and expectations at Oriel Park.
“Yeah its ok, as long as I am in the starting eleven, I don’t really care where I play, I’ll play up front if I have to! Playing right back takes a bit getting used to, there is a different perspective on the game, different duties and different stuff to manage. I have played it before and I am kind of getting used to it now so I am starting to enjoy it.
“Last year was kind of tough, coming in and obviously I wasn’t expecting to play well I used to playing every week when I was at St Patricks Athletic. I knew I wasn’t going to walk in this team and there was a year of being in and out. I was happy with how last year went when I played but obviously this year I am more of a regular.
"To be honest, you can settle in very well at this club. It didn’t take long at all, the lads here make you feel very welcome and it's the same with the lads that have come in this year. Also, you kind of just settle in straight away. Obviously, I am enjoying being more regular this year.”