Anthony Costigan got his St Pat's career off to a flying start when he scored the only goal in the Saints' FAI Cup victory over Limerick FC at Jackman Park on Friday night.
“It was great to get my first goal in my first game for the club”, said Costigan, who was brought on as substitute for the injured Damien Lynch just before halftime.
“Kyle Moran sent the ball into the box, the goalkeeper never came for it and I managed to come in from behind the defender to head it home”.
Costigan joined the club as an 18 year old in 2006 and played in the reserves first under Paul Osam and then under Maurice O'Driscoll before being called up to the first team towards the end of last season.
With St Pat's competing on a number of fonts over the coming weeks and months including the, FAI, Europa League and Setanta Cup as well as the League, the young defender is hoping for further opportunities to impress manager Jeff Kenna.
“I would love to make as many first team appearances as possible this season but I know that there are a lot of good players still to come back into the side so I'll just have to make the most out of the chances I get”.
St Pat's next home game in the League of Ireland is the Dublin derby against Shamrock Rovers on Saturday July 4th. Tickets for the game will shortly be available from the club.