We continue our playoff chat with this seasons Quarterback, Peter Loughran...
Pic Credit: Eamon McCormick
So Peter after last year you transitioned back to QB after being a mix of WR/TE/RB, how do you think you’ve done this year considering the position shift?
I think i’ve preformed relatively well, still plenty of areas I can improve upon but happy with my performance. Though I wouldn't have been able to do any of it without a great offensive line and receivers.
Looking back on the regular season, you started 7 games, and won 7 straight, and have contributed over 20 TDs both through the air and on the ground. Must feel good right?
To be honest could have been alot more but with forfeits etc, the stats aren't too bad. But winning is always the goal.
Last Sunday then we faced Trinity in the semi final, they were able to get a good lead, up 19-7 at one point. As team captain and QB, what did you do to get the guys back on track and keep everyone’s heads up?
Yeah, our heads did drop when we were down points but we just had to stick to our strengths, which was size and power running as QB just called the plays that played to that and the team did the rest. As captain, just being loud and vocal on sidelines to get team amped up and to get them going.
Onto the Final against the Westmeath Minotaurs. We faced them a few weeks ago and were able to get a win 26-0, feeling confident?
Nice to have a previous win but playoff football is never the same as regular season, you have to bring your A game, if not, something better!
Peter you’ve played this sport for a long time now, been to finals, went abroad to play, won numerous MVP trophies, so surely you’ve had nerves before games. What advice would you give to those players that haven’t been to big games that often, how do you settle yourself even before the game?
Treat it like any other game, if you build it up in your head to much it gets the better of you. Do the same as you do every week and perform!
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