7 Jun, 15:39
ERC can confirm that the Federation Française de Rugby (FFR) has withdrawn its application to host the 2014 Heineken Cup and Amlin Challenge Cup finals, due to the ongoing uncertainty regarding the availability of the Stade de France.
"You walk around the club and you see so many photos from 1997," said 25-year-old Geraghty, capped six times by England.
"That would have been a massive achievement for any club but especially for Brive which is a small town with a community of around 50,000.
"Our forwards coach Didier Casadei is in all those photos but he's aged now so I think he'd be happy for them to come down and be replaced by some new ones!
"To make the final would be fantastic for the fans - it would be a big day out for them and they deserve that. We have been written off by a lot of people this year but we've been proving them wrong so far in the Top 14 and we want to keep moving forward. Now we will target a place in the Amlin Challenge Cup Final.
"The semi-final will be a great day for the club. Brive were in the quarters last year against Munster and it didn't go their way so it's good to take another step forward this season and a lot of fans will travel and make a weekend of it.
"We had a tough game a few weeks ago against Biarritz when we had two sin binings and the scrums were a complete mess but Biarritz are the same as us - their set piece is one of their strengths.
"Dimitri Yachvili, who kicked Biarritz to victory against London Wasps in the quarter-finals, is a talisman for them and really controls the game. He's my favourite No 9 to watch and, although I don't think I've ever played against him, he plays like a fly-half he is so talented.
"I was involved in the Heineken Cup with Northampton Saints and it's great to be able to play in another semi-final this season. I remember watching Northampton beat Biarritz in the Heineken Cup quarter-finals in a tight game in 2007 and no one fancied Northampton then."
And Geraghty, who has also played in Europe for London Irish, believes the 15-11 quarter-final victory against the Scarlets can be the springboard for more Amlin success.
"Our defence this year has been fantastic and prior to the quarter-final we hadn't conceded a try in four home games," added Geraghty. "That, along with our set piece, told against the Scarlets.
"The French love the set piece, they work so hard on it during the week, and as we also have a couple of Georgians here they could bore the pants off you by talking scrums all day long.
"You only had to look at the Scarlets' team sheet to see the people that had won the Grand Slam with Wales so they were going to be confident but we showed that if you've got a good set piece and the referee is awarding decisions in favour of the dominant scrum, you can close out a game if you've got a good kicker.
"Overall it was a good couple of weeks for us because we had a big win against Toulon and while we changed the team and gave a few people a chance they were fantastic against the Scarlets.
"It is an incredible effort for the club to be in the semi-final and the whole of Brive is buzzing at the minute - we are really looking forward to taking Biarritz on."