Gearoid Morrissey has warned Cork City’s rivals that his side is stronger this season than they were last season. The Double winners have started the new campaign in impressive form having retained the Presidents Cup against Dundalk at Oriel Park bef
Gearoid Morrissey has warned Cork City’s rivals that his side is stronger this season than they were last season.
The Double winners have started the new campaign in impressive form having retained the Presidents Cup against Dundalk at Oriel Park before beginning the defence of their league crown with wins against St Pat’s and Waterford.
And speaking to reporters shortly after their victory in the Munster derby on Friday night, which was enough to see City return to the top of the Premier division, Morrissey admitted the team are continuing to progress.
“As opposed to staying the same as last season I think we have moved on a level, I would say we are stronger this year,” enthused Morrissey.
“Every year I have been here it has been an absolute push for progression and always looking how we can be better. As well as on the pitch, I think off the pitch we try to progress.
“Since I have been here with John (Caulfield) and them as well it has been progressing year after year. Even if it’s only slight or marginal, it’s definitely progressing the whole time the general feel is really positive.
Morrissey opened the scoring on Friday night against Waterford at the beginning of the second half before Garry Buckley sealed the win with a neat finish eight minutes later.
In the two league games so far this season City have notched five goals with five different players getting on the scoresheet.
And the central midfielder declared his belief that they will continue to score whilst also reserving praise for playmaker Kieran Sadlier.
“There’s not a team in the league that if we’re at it they can stop us scoring,” added the new City number six.
“We have good confidence and I believe we will score week in week out.
“It’s easier to sit off and let the boys get up the pitch so I try to get in the box and pick up good positions really and lucky enough it fell to me and I just side-footed it in, it was grand.
“Great finish from Bucks (Garry Buckley), he’s always good to get in those areas. He’s always possible to get a few goals with the positions he picks up and Sads (Kieran Sadlier) for me is possibly the best player in the league.
“His set-piece delivery, his crossing in general, he’s second to none I think really so fair play to him.”