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Gavan Holohan Expected To Score In Grimsby's FA Cup Giantkilling

Gavan Holohan Expected To Score In Grimsby's FA Cup Giantkilling
Eoin Harrington
By Eoin Harrington
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In one of the stories of the season, Grimsby Town are through to the last eight of the FA Cup after a sensational 2-1 win at Premier League Southampton on Wednesday night.

The League Two club progressed after two penalties from Kilkenny man Gavan Holohan, and are into the quarter finals for the first time in 84 years.

It was one of the great modern day FA Cup giantkillings - and the Irishman at the centre of it all gave a brilliant post-match interview, in which he said he had gone in to the match "fancying himself" to score at least one goal.

Grimsby: Gavan Holohan gives brilliant post-match interview

Former Kilkenny Town youth player Gavan Holohan only joined Grimsby Town in March of 2022, but he will now go down in the club's history thanks to his heroics on Wednesday night.

Two calmly converted penalties on his 50th appearance helped to sink Premier League Southampton, and Holohan said he was confident going into the game.


Speaking to ITV after the game, Holohan said he "always" fancies himself to score in a game, but that converting two penalties was a surprise:

I fancied myself for one like I always do in a game, but maybe not a brace, and maybe not two penalties definitely!

You never plan to take two because it's very rare that that happens but I did practise taking a few in training this, so it was lucky that I did. It's paid off!

The achievement of a League Two side progressing so deep into the competition cannot be underestimated, and Gavan Holohan said that he was proud of his teammates and the Grimsby fans.

Holohan, who previously starred for Drogheda United during a spell which saw him play for four League of Ireland clubs, said that Grimsby were "one big family" and that the entire occasion was simply "unbelievable" for the entire community:


For players at our level, you can only dream of days like this. The fans that we brought today, on a Wednesday night, it was just an unbelievable turnout. I'm glad for them, all the players, the staff, everyone involved with the club.

We were lucky that there is VAR in the FA Cup, or we might have been in a bit of trouble! We had to ride our luck a bit, but we knew that was going to be the case, but to a man, even those that came off the bench put in an unbelievable shift.

I’m proud to play for this club. It's a family club, everyone is in it together in the fanbase - it means everything to the community of Grimsby, so we’re just glad we could give back tonight

Grimsby now face another Premier League away day in the last eight, with a trip to Brighton and Hove Albion in store on the weekend of March 18/19.

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