Glengad United’s dreams of the Aviva Stadium were extinguished by St Michael’s in this afternoon’s FAI Junior Cup semi-final in Tipperary.
St. Michael’s v Glengad United
By Conor McGonagle at Cooke Park
Goals from Jimmy Carr and Joey Mulcahy gave St Michael’s the edge in a tense battle.
Glengad began well and Connor Barrow was denied by Aidan Walsh in the early moments.
Sean Guerins headed just over from the hosts while David Slattery had a similar effort with the same outcome.
Stephen McLaughlin blasted wide after good work with Terence Doherty created the opening.
St Michael’s hit the front on the half hour when Carr got on a loose ball and thumped in off the post.
Dillon Ruddy, Christy McLaughlin and Barrow combined to good effect for Glengad, but St Michael’s stood tall.
Late in the first half, Slatterty shot against the crossbar.
Early in the second half, Christy McLaughlin fired inches over while Barrow was thwarted by Paul Breen’s block.
Seamus Doherty saw a shot cannon off a St Michael’s defender as Shane Byrne’s men went in search of an equaliser.
Six minutes from the end, St Michael’s struck the decisive blow when Mulcahy drilled home from a penalty to punch the tickets for the Aviva.
St Michael’s: Adrian Walsh, Chris Higgins, John O’Brien, Paul Breen, Sean Guerins, Colin Bargary, Willie Armshaw, Shane Ryan, David Slattery, Jimmy Carr. Subs: Richie Ryan for S.Ryan, David Joyce for Armshaw, Olly O’Driscoll for Slattery.
Glengad United: Daniel Mullarkey, James McKinney, Seamus Doherty, John Gerard McLaughlin, Matthew Byrne, Adam Byrne, Stephen McLaughlin, Dillon Ruddy, Terence Doherty, Connor Barrow, Christy McLaughlin. Sub: Michael Byrne for Barrow.