Friday 13th October, 2017 at 10:46am
Tomorrow afternoon sees football return to the Energy Check Stadium at Firhill as Kilmarnock come to town in a crunch Ladbrokes Premiership fixture. The Jags will be looking to bounce back after a disappointing performance at Fir Park two week ago In tomorrow’s match programme, Jags striker Conor Sammon speaks exclusively to co-editor Christopher Dobie, about his career to date, starting with a slightly unusual path into professional football – a football scholarship at University College Dublin.
“I’d finished my exams at age 17 or 18. You obviously reach a stage where you have to decide what you want to do. For me that was always football. I’d been playing from a young age and I was given the opportunity to go to University College Dublin on a scholarship and play to a pretty high standard – the highest standard in the Irish league so it was a bit of a no brainer for me. It was a chance to go and progress as a player and learn a lot about the game at the same time.
“To get an opportunity at such a young age was great. That was probably the youngest squad in the Irish league at the time and that’s what you want – that opportunity to go and prove yourself at the highest level possible, against grown men in a top league.”
Read the full and exclusive interview with Conor Sammon ONLY in tomorrow’s official matchday programme which will be available for purchase from our programme sellers around the ground.
Also inside this week’s issue, priced at only £3:
● The thoughts of Jags boss, Alan Archibald
● News from around the club over the last couple of weeks.
● A message from the boardroom, written by Jags Chairman, David Beattie.
● We look back at some of the Jags player who have worn the number eighteen jersey over the years.
● Alan Nixon is the next Jags fan to take part in the Dream Team Challenge
● Fun activities for any Junior Jags at tomorrow’s game.
● As well as much, much more.
You can buy your copy online now here.
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