LISTEN: “It’s a big game for us. We need to win”- John Ryan’s side primed for Kilkenny trip
The Limerick Ladies football side take on Kilkenny this weekend after suffering a disappointing loss at the hands of Wicklow last time out. Limerick went into the game with a chance of moving top of the table but came up short against a quality Wicklow side. Reflecting on the game, manager John Ryan said,
“Big disappointment last Sunday in Askeaton. Never really turned up in the first half, played very poorly. Came out in the second half and we won the second half, but you have to win the whole game.
“Wicklow, to be fair were the better side on the day… We went into the game a little flat, I thought when the game started we never really got going.”
“We should have got more scores on the board. I think 1-4 is a very bad reflection for an hour’s football.”
Limerick travel to Dunmore this Sunday, looking to get their campaign back on track after the recent setback. Kilkenny are without a win so far in the League but at home will be no pushovers for this young Limerick side.
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“We’re playing Kilkenny this weekend. It’s a big game for us. We need to win. I wont underestimate Kilkenny, we’re going in here and anything could go wrong.”
We’ll be hoping to pick up a few points from the game and get out of there and prepare for the Louth game the next weekend.”
As is the format of the league system Limerick still have four games remaining and a possibility of a league semi final is still very much up for grabs. John Ryan is confident that his side can learn from their mistakes and continue their quest to the last four this Sunday.
“We’ve a lot to play for and a lot to play.”
“Every match from now on is a championship game. Our target was to qualify for the semi final and take it from there. From this league we want to see how competitive we are.”
“Top four qualify for the semi final so we’re hoping to get into a semi-final. And once you get into a semi-final like that I wouldn’t be fearing Wicklow again.”
Throw in for the game is at 2pm this Sunday in Dunmore. Listen to the full interview with John Ryan below.