Parkhill relishing challenge of semi-final

Iain Parkhill in action for Carrickfergus

Iain Parkhill in action for Carrickfergus

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Carrickfergus captain Iain Parkhill is relishing the big games which are coming their way thick and fast at the minute.

First up is the Irish national Cup semi-final which takes place this Saturday.

For Iain it is a big game for him and his club.

“This means a lot to me personally and to Carrickfergus as a club. This year is the first time that we have had the opportunity to play in the competition and I know what a prestigious final it would be to be involved in if we get there.

At the start of the year it was one of the objectives we had. I know from talking to the likes of Ryan Eagleson and also Indrajeet Kamtekar what a great day it is. Kami already has a winner’s medal from his time at Muckamore.

“We have won a trophy already this season, are through to the final of the Ulster Shield and I really want to make it three. Believe me I will live with the fixture backlog. We won a bowl out in the first round after travelling to North Kildare.

“In the second we beat Bangor and in the last round it was Co. Galway. We get to visit new grounds, play different teams, but perhaps we do need to look at reducing our league fixtures.

“Years like this do not come along too often; I have reminded the lads that we have the chance to become absolute legends of the club if we can get through to the final.”