Sherry relishing Dublin chance

Kildare and IT Carlow under-21 footballer Mark Sherry has told the Kildare Nationalist that he is very much so looking forward to playing Dublin in Saturday’s Leinster final.

Sherry who was a member of the Sigerson squad at IT Carlow missed out on his sides semi-final game against Westmeath earlier in the year with bruised ribs, although it is believed the talented forward will take his place in Pairc Tailteann for the Eirgrid Leinster u21 football final. 

Mark Sherry shaking hands with Kildare referee F Barry after their Sigerson win over IT Sligo

Mark Sherry shaking hands with Kildare referee F Barry after their Sigerson win over IT Sligo

Kildare will be on the hunt for revenge as for the second year in a row Kildare and Dublin make the final two of the knockout competition. Last year the Dubs edged out with four points to claim their Leinster title. Later that year Sherry made his senior inter-county debut and has been on top of his game for both Kildare and IT Carlow since along with being awarded a 2016 IT Carlow sports Scholarship. 

Speaking to his local paper, Sherry discussed his injury ahead of this weekends clash. 

“The medical team advised me not to play unless I had too. The lads did the job and luckily enough I didn’t have to come on, or play a part in the game, It was disappointing last year. It was very close, and we felt that we had a very strong team. We probably should have won coming up to the end of it. They played very well last year, but hopefully this year we put it right and get our revenge. We have an incredible squad at the moment. Each and every player, I genuinely don’t know who is going to start, and I’m sure the management heads are wrecked. I think we have a very good chance and I think we have learned the lessons and we are improving the whole time.”

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