Corcoran praises youngsters impact at Bohs

Article by Kieran Burke - @KieranBTS

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Many peoples tip to challenge Dundalk goal king Patrick Hoban for the golden boot in 2019, Bohemians striker, Dinny Corcoran got his campaign off to a dream start at Dalymount Park on Friday night by bagging a precious winner against a stubborn Finn Harps outfit. Having lost an array of talent over the course of the off-season in the likes of Shane Supple, Ian Morris and Daniel Kelly, high profile pundits such as Declan “Fabio” O’Brien have tipped the “Gypsies” to struggle this season with former Drogheda star O’Brien calling a bottom two finish for Keith Long’s men while appearing on Between the Stripes LOI podcast last Monday. However, despite such losses, “Bohs” centre-forward, Corcoran was quick to praise the impact Keith Long’s new arrivals have made in the absence of such experienced names.

“I’m the second oldest in the squad now, I couldn’t believe it when I heard that” joked Corcoran, as he spoke to Between the Stripes TV reporter, Andrew Dempsey post match on Friday night.

“They (the new arrivals) are young and lively and hungry and they want to make a name for themselves in this league and maybe get back to England, so they are showing an eagerness and it’s a nice freshness to have around the place and I’m really enjoying it” commented the former Sligo Rovers front man.

With two Dublin derbies back to back now coming thick and fast for Keith Long’s youthful Bohemians side, Corcoran was asked if perhaps one eye was already on the latter of those two derbies, which is of course the already sold out tie at home to old foes Shamrock Rovers. Before then however, “Bohs” will be looking to make it six points from six when they travel to UCD for a first away assignment of the campaign.

“I’m sure the supporters might be (looking ahead to the Rovers derby) but we just have to focus on UCD, it’s not going to be an easy game, we seen them last year and we are fully focused on them.”


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