CORK City hot-shot Vinny Sullivan will be on the scent of more goals against Bohemians at Turner’s Cross on Sunday evening (6.00) as Tommy Dunne’s boys try to consolidate their current mid-table position.
“I have seven in the league so far and three in the FAI Cup so I am happy with that return.
I am very happy with the way things are going and this is my best season since my early days at Waterford United and I was in double figures as well.
“It’s a pity that Tadgh Purcell has moved on and is hoping to get a start in cross-channel football again. We had a decent understanding and it’s a blow to the team but one we will have to absorb in the coming weeks when we play the likes of Sligo Rovers, Shelbourne and Dundalk,” said Vinny who netted another fine goal in the 3-0 away win at Bray last time out.
“The problem we may have now is if and when someone new comes in to replace him, it may take him a bit of time to settle in and get sorted.
We’d hope that it won’t be too disruptive though and we can motor on and keep moving up the table,” he added.
“Tadgh and myself had a good understanding and a good partnership and we set up goals for one another. He certainly supplied a few for me in fairness to him and he will be a big loss,” said the Dungarvan-based striker.
“We are on a good run at the moment and we want to build on that and take it game by game.
Bohs’ will be a good test for us but we need to push on and get a home win.
The Bray result was a big one for us and coming back from two down against Derry to get a point was positive too.
“It was a convincing win for us up at Bray and we killed the game off at 3-0 early in the second half and we will be looking to do the same at home on Sunday,” said Sullivan who had spells with Celtic and Livingston in Scotland.
“We have the summer break behind us now and it’s time to press on. Bohs have a young team but with a young team the results can go up and down and we owe them one from our first meeting up at Dalymount Park back in April when they beat us by a goal to nil.
The fact that Bohs’ were in European action this week might be an advantage for us but we will definitely be going out to avenge that defeat in Dublin.
“It’s a bit early for us talking in terms of making a return to European football and we just want to concentrate on our league and FAI Cup campaigns and see where that takes us.
“It’s one game at a time for us and at the end of the season we can see where that leaves us but the league table will not lie and we will be rewarded for the effort we put in over the coming months,” he added.
Waterford United are delighted to announce that they have completed the loan signing of Stephen Mulcahy from Cork City.
The versatile 24-year-old Cork native has been signed on loan until the end of the season, and it is expected that, pending registration, he will go straight into the squad for tomorrow night’s game at home to Limerick FC.
A composed and assured defender, Stephen can play at right back or centre back, and is also at home in midfield. He began his league career at Cork City, before a spell with local rivals Cobh Ramblers. Returning to his home club he established himself as a first team regular towards the end of 2009 and into the following year, earning him call up to Paul Doolin’s Rep of Ireland U23 side, where he earned two caps, one against England at the RSC.
Unfortunately lengthy injury spells kept him out of the side for most of last season, but this year he is very much back and looking forward to forcing his way into contention for