No Pat's player was more disappointed on losing Saturday's Setanta Cup final to Bohemians than Saints midfielder Gareth Coughlan. The young Tallaght native spoke to www.stpatsfc.com about his thoughts on the game.
(On missing out on the Setanta Cup) “I used to go to all the games when I was younger, my mates and family were all at the game on Saturday so as a Pat's supporter and player it would have been unbelievable to have lifted the cup, but listen it wasn't to be, we just have to get on with it now and put the result right on Friday night.”
(On the getting over Saturday) “The mood in training this week has been upbeat. I thought the team played well, we managed to restrict them two shots on goal but unfortunately they managed to score one of them.
We had most of the possession even up to the goal being scored and I thought Ryan and myself got on the ball a fair bit on the wings”.
(On hitting the crossbar) “I watched the replay of it after training last night.
To be honest I thought it was going in when I struck it, I'm not sure if the keeper would have got it and it was agonising to see it coming off the bar”.
(On his brightly coloured boots) “I always wear the same type of boots and they were the only colour available, honest, I've got a bit stick from fans for wearing them even a bit from our own fans but sure there's nothing wrong with a bit of stick”.
(On meeting Boh's again on Friday) “In this league you definitely get used to playing the same teams, I was half expecting us to draw Sligo again in the Cup!
It will be tough but as I say Friday night it's a chance for us to put things right, we've nothing to fear , we know that we can more than match them and we're looking forward to the game”.
Tickets for St Patrick's Athletic V Bohemians are on sale from the club shop on Emmet Road priced at adults €15, students / OPAs €10 and child €5.