Towell: We need to win some silverware

Gavin McLaugh


Gavin McLaugh

Dundalk midfielder Richie Towell feels that the Lilywhites must win a trophy if they are to be remembered as a great side.

Stephen Kenny’s men travel south of the county on Sunday afternoon to meet Drogheda United in the FAI Cup semi-final with a place in the November 3 showpiece at the Aviva Stadium at stake.

Dundalk have already banked European football for next season thanks to Towell’s hat-trick against Derry City at Oriel Park on Monday night.

However the former Celtic and Hibernians midfielder said that they needed a trophy to back up their reputation as one of the finest Dundalk sides in many a year.

“We’re second in the league which is great for a new team but we want to win silverware”, he said. “We don’t want to be just known as a good side. We need to get silverware.”

Looking ahead to Sunday’s ‘massive game’ Towell feels that Dundalk must match up to Drogheda United’s physicality.

“When we won the game with them here we won it ugly; there wasn’t a lot of good football. If we can play like we did tonight we can really go and beat them well”, he said.

“They’re a great side and they make it really tough for you but we have to just look after ourselves and play the way we want to play.

“You need to do the dirty work. Drogheda do that very well and it gives them a platform. If we can match them for that we can outplay them.”

Towell also spoke about his hat-trick against the Candystripes, which took his goal return to nine for the season. You can hear his thoughts in the video above.