Horgan: Cherrie won’t be affected by rare mistake

Dundalk's Andy Boyle rises above Limerick's Rory Gaffney to head to safety in the SSE Airtricty League at Oriel Park
Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan has backed team-mate Peter Cherrie to be unfazed by his uncharacteristic error against Limerick on Friday night.

Dundalk winger Daryl Horgan has backed team-mate Peter Cherrie to be unfazed by his uncharacteristic error against Limerick on Friday night.

The Scot’s blunder led to Limerick’s opener but Horgan believes the mistake was only magnified by the position he plays.

“In all honesty, I thought we could have won by more,” said Horgan. “But any three points, and the first at home, is great to get and I am delighted about that. With their goal, that’s the joys of being a ‘keeper I suppose. You make a mistake and it goes in whereas outfield, you get away with it. We know Peter’s quality and that won’t affect him.

“You saw the save at the start of the second half from Rory Gaffney which shows how excellent he is. Mistakes happen, its not a big deal.”

The refusal to point blame highlights the unity within the Dundalk camp this year, something the 21-year-old was quick to stress.

“Our strength comes from everyone wanting each other to do well. That is evident in Kurtis coming on and getting the winner and Sean Gannon and John Mountney did the same from the bench,” he added.

“We have a very strong squad and great spirit which is exactly what you need going for a title.”