North looking forward to Accrington game


Danny North was pleased to come away from last night’s game against Bohemians with a 2-2 draw and spoke about Sunday’s official opening of the Sean Fallon Centre which he sees as a great occasion for the club.

On the game at Dalymount Park: “I think we’ve got to be happy with the draw in the end. We had chances early on but then they got back into it and went 2-1 ahead. The fight we showed to get back into the game is a positive we can take out of it and it’s a good point in the end after being 2-1 down.

"We had plenty of chances tonight, a couple more than we’ve had recently but we’re just not getting the rub of the green at the minute. We could have won it at the end but as soon as we scored they went up the other end and nearly scored again so we’ve got to be happy with the draw."

"The show of character there was in coming back from 2-1 down is the main thing we can take from the game tonight. You want to be winning every game but it’s not always going to go your way, we thought we were doing enough to be winning the game but then we go 2-1 down.

"But all the lads fought together. Ruairi Keating came on and set up Eamon Zayed up with an unbelievable ball and that’s the sort of thing you need with boys coming off the bench to spark a bit of life into the game. It’s good to see, as small as our squad is at the moment with the injuries, the young lads are coming in and doing fantastic and it’s encouraging to see."

North also talked about tomorrow’s opening of the new Sean Fallon Centre at the Showgrounds and following friendly with Accrington Stanley: “It’s important for the fans to come out and show their support for the opening of the new facilities. Before my time Raf Cretaro told me about the state of the Showgrounds and to see it now it’s up there as one of the best stadiums in the league."

"If you look around at all the facilities everything about it is looking like a top ground which Sligo deserves. It’s testament to everyone that has been involved with the club over the years that has put their hard work and their time and effort to make a big difference to the Showgrounds."

"The Accrington Stanley game is a good occasion for the club with all the development that has gone on in the last few years since I’ve been here. It’s come on no end with the new stand, the Astro pitch and then the training pitches behind it. John Coleman and Jimmy Bell are coming over with Sean Maguire and I know some of the other players too so it’ll be good to see them again and it’ll be a good occasion. Hopefully the fans turn out and make it a good occasion for the club.”

Tickets for the game will be on sale at the ground tomorrow with the opening taking place at 4pm. Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill will be in attendance along with Minister for Sport Michael Ring and Myra Fallon, widow of the late Sean Fallon.


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