FAI cup Limerick & Sherriff YC cause upsets

AUL side Sherriff YC and Limerick FC provided the giant killing acts of the night as Cork City and St Patricks Athletic made their way into the next round while the Louth derby between Drogheda and Dundalk ended in a draw.

At Tolka Park Sherriff YC continued their remarkable cup win when they dumped first division Shelbourne out of the FAI cup in a 5 goal thriller.

Two nil down inside the opening 40 minutes, the AUL Champions looked dead and buried however a second half fight back saw inspired by two fantastic goals from Willie Molloy and a brilliant effort from Thomas Meehan saw them through to the next round.

The shocks continued at the Carlisle grounds as nine man Bray were dumped out of the FAI cup in sensational fashion with Limerick booking their place in the quarter finals of the FAI Ford cup with a 4-0 win.

Already ahead through Paudie Quinn’s first half opener Limerick’s task was made easier when Adam Mitchell gave away a penalty and was sent off for a foul on Quinn, with Danny O’Connor also getting his marching orders for dissent.

Denis Behan kept his cool to slot the penalty home and put Limerick in control with two late goals from Garban Coughlan and Quinn putting the gloss on an impressive result for the division one side.

Wexford Youth, conquerors of Derry City in the last round failed to reproduce their third round form as they went down 1-0 at home to Cork City to exit the cup. Davin O’Neill’s 72nd minute effort was enough to send Tommy Dunne’s side in the next round.

Premier League side St Patricks Athletic eased into the quarter finals with a 3-0 win over Waterford United at the RSC. Two goals from former Waterford striker Daryl Kavanagh in the first half sealed the win with a Stephen Bradley adding a second half penalty after Kenny Browne fouled Kavanagh sending the travelling fan’s hope happy.

Finally Drogheda and Dundalk will have it all to do again on Tuesday after their derby clash finished one a piece. All the goals came in the first half with a Mark Quigley penalty cancelled out Dave Rogers’s early opener.


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