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First Team News
Stephen Bradley gave his thoughts ahead of Friday’s FAI Cup Semi-Final Derby v Bohs at Dalymount.

The 3-2 defeat to Dundalk on Monday:

“There was some really good stuff, a lot of positives but we were disappointed with those two goals. We scored early in the second half with a really good run by Aaron Greene. Sean Kavanagh has that quality that he can find you when you make those runs and it was a good finish as well.

I thought Aaron McEneff was brilliant on the night, his all-round game was excellent and obviously he scored as well to make it 3-2. He could have scored again late on with a great strike, a half yard left or right and it’s in. We created a lot of chances and controlled large parts of the game but when you give away poor goals against good sides you get punished.”

Tomorrow’s FAI Cup semi-final:

“It’s the biggest game of the season for us and one we’re really looking forward to. It doesn’t get any bigger – a semi-final playing against your biggest rivals. It should be a great game. There’s been huge interest in all our league games with Bohs this season and with this one, with a chance to get to the final it creates even more of a buzz from the neutrals. That can only be healthy for everyone involved and Irish football. We’ll go there with a game plan to go and win the game. The players are focused and ready so they’re looking forward to it. Our aim is to go to Dalymount and make sure we’re in the final. You can only go on your last game so it obviously helps going into this one with a win over them not so long ago. But we know what derbies are like, they can throw up anything and we’ve got to be ready for every scenario.”

Squad update:

“Neil Farrugia was back involved on Monday night so the only doubt is Joey O’Brien, we’ll have to have a look at him today and tomorrow to see where he is.”