When I talk to Sean Goulding, winner of the August Soccer Republic Goal of the Month for his cracker of a finish versus Cork City in last months FAI cup fixture, he could not be more nonchalant about how great a score it was. “It’s just a trait I have when I play football, my first touch I tend to take it forward when I win the ball and the keeper is always off his line. I’ve done it a couple of times in the last season and I try them every game, it’s just lucky that the cameras were there this time to catch it.”
A great finish and well deserved goal of the month by @sean_goulding V @CorkCityFC in FAI cup Selected on @SoccRepublic tonight. We think he should get an international call up @FAIreland @LSLLeague pic.twitter.com/bfe0PwUmmi
— HomeFarm FC Official (@Homefarm_FC) September 10, 2018
He got a couple last season too, one in Portlaoise and another against Glebe in the league, which tasted even sweeter as it turned out to be the match winner and began a run of four wins on the trot out of their remaining six games which helped them stave off relegation.
Things could not be more different for Goulding’s Home Farm side this season as they are top of the table having not lost since the opening day of fixtures. Indeed they are currently on a run of four wins in a row as they prepare to face Glebe again this weekend. “We have ambitions to win the league, especially when you have such a great start, we have great momentum now and want to push for promotion.”
Goulding talks about how happy he is at Home Farm, where he has spent the last two seasons with a brief stint in the states in the middle, and how great the setup is there while the dream would be to eventually get the chance to play in League Of Ireland. “I’m delighted to be at Home Farm and we are looked after very well but it would be great to play for Bohs as they are local to me and my Grandad played for them about 50 or 60 years ago.”
And when it comes to being in contention for the Goal of the Season award? “I hear you get invited to the FAI awards with the Irish team and all the other winners of the Goal of the Month so fingers crossed.”
Something tells me Sean will be getting suited and booted pretty soon.