Heary: "I am quite happy with how things are going."
Rovers had a massive win today brushing aside Ballisodare United 12-1 in a pre-season friendly.
Owen Heary spoke to us after and said it was good for his players to get minutes under their belt and for players to get goals on the board.
Heary said: “I am quite happy with how things are going. It was a good occasion as well for Ballisodare, their 40th anniversary, so it was good that we came up and got a good victory. We got a lot of goals in it, probably disappointed with the goal we conceded, but overall I thought it was a good workout.”
Steven Beattie and Dinny Corcoran both got hat-tricks with Raf Cretaro, Keith Ward, Gary Armstrong, Ruairi Keating, Eoin Wearen and Kevin Devaney all scoring too.
“It is good to have your strikers scoring. Morten scored the other day and then Dinny came on and got a hat-trick today which is always a positive. He knows where the net is. We created a lot of chances and we scored 12 so I am pleased with that. Overall it was a good work-out, the pitch was heavy and conditions a bit difficult but it was good for players to get 90 minutes under their belt.
“It was pleasing to see some of the younger players play today, and they will play their part over the course of the year too. Armstrong, Dykes and Keating are called-up to the home-based Ireland under-21 squad so it was important that they came away injury free so that was why we took them off so they didn’t get any injuries or get worn out before going there.”
The next test for Rovers is a game away to Castlebar Celtic which comes on Tuesday evening at Celtic Park: “It’s another game for players to get 90 minutes under their belt. We are looking forward to it. Tomorrow is another recovery day and then straight into another game so it will be difficult. But players that didn’t play today will obviously play on Tuesday and then we have Finn Harps on Saturday so we are looking forward to them two games. But it’s important that we go out and get a win, have our work rate right and hopefully keep a clean sheet.”
Listen to what Owen Heary had to say here: