Thursday 21 September 2017

'I hope he will pick myself': Pressure grows on Martin O'Neill to pick Daryl Horgan after two-goal display

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Aidan Fitzmaurice

Dundalk hero Daryl Horgan hopes that he - and some of his fellow League of Ireland stars - have done enough to catch the attention of Martin O’Neill after winger Horgan turned in a man-of-the-match performance in front of the Ireland boss last night.

O’Neill was among the crowd of 4,136 at Oriel Park where Dundalk beat title rivals Cork City 2-1 to regain a four-point lead.

Horgan claimed both goals, the first a free kick which hit the bar then going in off Cork keeper Mark McNulty and the second, a stunning individual strike, which must have impressed O’Neill. “I didn’t know he was there, I was only told after the game. And I don’t know if I played that well, I got two goals but I didn’t play particularly well,” said Horgan.

“It’s not up to me, I just try to do what I can, and hope he will pick myself and a few more, from both sides. Hopefully I’ll get a chance, and maybe a few more of the lads can too, I wouldn’t say that Martin O’Neill is only looking at me.

“It’s a great win, brilliant to have the four-point gap but we have five tough games, as do Cork, we’d expect them to win theirs, we need four wins.”


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