Cabinteely win their first of the season

Cabinteely players celebrate Joe Doyle’s goal
Cabinteely got their first win of their SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign with a 2-0 win over Wexford FC at Stradbrook on Friday night. 

Pat Devlin’s side had young 19 year-old striker Joe Doyle to thank, as it was his double-strike that won the game for Cabo.

We spoke to Cabinteely midfielder Evan Galvin after the game,”In terms of the game it was well deserved. Wexford didn’t really offer anything besides wanting to make it a scrap. And the clean sheet was another positive but we won’t be getting carried away either, It’s only one win and a win we need to build on now. We have Longford on Saturday so we need another 3 points there.”

We asked him about working under new boss Pat Devlin this season, “Pat is great to work under. He obviously has plenty of experience and he’s getting things right around the club, organisation, professionalism and he’s giving players good resources.”

“We have a strength and conditioning coach, two brilliant coaches in Eddie & Graham, Video analysis. Different little things that we can use. It’s up to us then to take advantage of those things to try and improve.”

When asked about working with new player-coach Daire Doyle, Galvin said, “Daire is still playing at the minute, and he obviously has a very important role for us. He’s great to have around the dressing room, he has loads of experience and that experience will be vital. Especially in terms of managing games & seeing them out you want players like Daire there.”

On the prospects for the season Galvin said, “Hopes and expectations for the club is straight forward, we need to win games. We have enough good players to win games and then get up the table. Everyone will take points off each other in the league but we need to get some consistency, climb the table & push things on. Getting more supporters down, getting better facilities, everything will depend on us winning games.”

Wexford boss Damian Locke was understandably disappointed, but still thinks things will improve saying, “It’s early days, there is every belief in our dressing room that things will come good very soon.”

Photo Credit: Paul Lundy