Georgie Kelly: Great Season
Dundalk brought the curtain down on their wonderful 2019 season on Monday night with a 6-0 win over Linfield at Oriel Park.
It was the second leg of the inaugural Unite The Union Champions Cup and the Lilywhites were 7-1 winners on aggregate.
Speaking to dundalkfc.com after the victory, Georgie Kelly was pleased to round off the season with the win and reflected on the season overall, hailing ‘a great season’ even if the disappointment of the FAI Cup Final still lingers.
“Yeah, everyone is delighted. After the kick to our morale of a huge loss at the cup final, to bounce back like that, in such an emphatic way at home, is brilliant. Everyone is over the moon.
“If you stand back and look at it, we’re a penalty shootout away from possibly the greatest season in League of Ireland history.
“You can’t really ask for much more. I know we’re disappointed we didn’t perform that well in the cup final but, overall, it’s been a great season. I’m sure Vinny and everyone in the club will be delighted with how it went.”
The champions were in scintillating form on Monday night with Head Coach Vinny Perth ringing the changes once more with a more familiar looking Dundalk side on the pitch on the night.
Kelly got a start and managed to bag two goals on the evening and that is something he was pleased about and is looking forward to the break now however has one eye on 2020 already.
“Exactly. That was key coming into tonight. We wanted to end the season on a high and give the fans something to look forward to next year coming back again. Everyone’s buzzing we did it in an emphatic way.
“I enjoyed the game. It’s always great to get two goals. An early goal always settles you. When you finish it, it’s a great relief and you play a bit more freely then. Delighted to get the two – it’s great.
“Vinny’s task now is to keep everyone motivated and create more incentives for us to go and do it again next year. Europe’s going to be a big push next year as well.
“But we’ll not think about that just yet and we’ll enjoy the off-season.”