Gearoid Morrissey: “Minute I Hit It I Thought ‘That’s Gone Over’”
Cork Metropolis midfielder Gearoid Morrissey grabbed all of the headlines on Saturday morning following the Leesiders’ hard-fought 4-Three victory over Finn Harps in Ballybofey.
Together with his facet trailing because the half-time whistle loomed, the ball fell to Morrissey on the sting of the Harps space.
The 27-year-old took the ball down together with his first contact, flicked it previous the onrushing defender together with his second contact, and unleashed a rasping volley from 20 yards out together with his third, sending the away finish into ecstasy.
Oh Gearoid Morrissey… Stick the fry on and savour this outrageous objective from the @CorkCityFC man in opposition to @FinnHarpss final evening which helped John Caulfield’s males to edge a seven-goal thriller. Beautiful #RTEsoccer pic.twitter.com/fiGOkBKDGT
— RTÉ Sport (@RTEsport) March 9, 2019
However what was going by the midfielder’s thoughts because the ball fell to him, together with his facet 2-1 down and the wind and rain howling round Ballybofey?
“It was simply pure response stuff,” Morrissey informed Match of Day.
“The ball simply comes over my head like so I might do nothing however management it and fortunately I did.
“Then one in all their defenders tries to come back out to me after I’ve taken my first contact and the ball remains to be within the air so I took one other contact again in the direction of the course he was coming from and pushed it handed him.
“It simply sat up beautiful for a volley and from there I simply tried to maintain it down and hope it went in and fortunately it did.”
Morrissey’s objective revitalised Cork going into the second half as they scored twice extra, together with one other scorcher from the midfielder, to choose up their second win of the season.
The strike, which has confirmed to be a viral sensation all through a lot of Saturday, Morrissey defined, was understandably the most effective objective he has scored in his profession.
“Yeah, that may be my favorite objective I’ve ever scored now, to be sincere. I are likely to have a variety of photographs from outdoors the field and hope they go in however Friday’s strike was a bit above that so I’m joyful about it.”
Thanks for all of the messages lads good to get amongst the objectives ⚽️⚽️primary factor is the 3points making this journey dwelling all the higher . FairPlay to the touring followers 👏🏻 #CCFC84
— Gearóid Morrissey (@Gearoid_M) March 8, 2019
The midfielder although, outlined that when the ball first left his foot, his preliminary thought was that he’d didn’t maintain it underneath the crossbar.
“For a second I assumed it was over the bar,” laughed Morrissey.
“The minute I hit it I used to be considering ‘Aw that’s simply gone over’ after which I see it dip and I see Ciaran Gallagher the goalkeeper go for it and I used to be going ‘wait that have to be stepping into, he wouldn’t be going for it if it wasn’t stepping into’ after which it dropped and to be sincere I used to be simply joyful it went in.”
Unsurprisingly Morrissey has been the centre of consideration for the reason that second the ball rifled handed Gallagher into the Harps internet.
He outlined that his cellphone has been “hopping” all day with folks messaging and congratulating him over what is going to absolutely be a front-runner within the objective of the season stakes come the tip of the season.
“My cellphone has been completely blowing up, we acquired again at 5 within the morning and there was a bit happening on the cellphone then I went to sleep for a bit and I had my cellphone on cost this morning and the factor was hopping.
“I used to be going ‘what’s going on,’ it’s superb what occurs once you rating a objective like that.”