It’s hard to believe that Conor McCarthy is only 20 years of age. After signing his first professional contract with City in July of 2017 he went on to taste league and FAI Cup success before becoming a regular part of City’s back-four last season. Speaking on the Sunday after City’s 4-3 victory against Finn Harps in Ballybofey, it becomes obvious rather quickly just why Conor has become a mainstay of John Caulfield’s starting eleven – he makes no excuses, and takes little credit for getting City back into the game by scoring City’s first reply.
“There are no excuses for conceding three goals really. I felt that, as long as we kept a clean sheet up there, we’d come out with the win. The thing is, we had kept a clean sheet against Derry in our last home game and we were hoping to build on that but we gave away very sloppy goals. Even though we were 4-2 up at one stage, to concede another goal late in the game put a real downer on it for us so it didn’t feel like a win. That being said we showed real character to come back from behind twice.”
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- A behind the scenes feature on our women’s team.
- John Caulfield’s thoughts on international recognition for players plying their trade in the SSE Airtricity League.
- A look at Friday’s opponents, Bohemians.
- A feature on our half time teams who come from Cashel Town FC.
and much more.