IT was nerve wrecking. It was tense but it all worked out in the end. Kildare are through to the fourth round of the All Ireland qualifiers after getting the better of Limerick after extra time in O’Moore Park last Saturday evening.
Mikey Conway was just relieved to have come through. Relieved to be in the next round because, he says, for a while it looked like the Lilies were going to make their exit.
“My heart missed a few beats alright during the match. It was one of those games that could have went on us but thankfully we got a point at the end and brought it to extra time. We done well in extra time but we wouldn’t be happy with the display at all. It’s back to the drawing board now for the next day.
“It wasn’t looking good for us. We were creating chances but we weren’t taking them. You only get away with creating chances and not taking them for so long and luckily enough Bolton came up with it at the end,” remarked Conway.
The Nurney man was quick to pay tribute to the legions of Kildare supporters that made the journey to Portlaoise. Kildare fans outnumbered Limerick supporters at least five to one and they certainly made their presence felt.
“The Kildare crowd are probably the best supporters in Ireland. They come out in numbers no matter what. There was 8,000 or 10,000 in Cavan last weekend and no matter where we go it’s the same and we really appreciate that. You really hear them when you’re on the field and today especially at the start of extra time,” admitted Conway.
Those supporters will be on the road again this weekend and Conway will be hoping to make them happy again.