Munster Junior Cup 4th Round
Easy passage for Saints in Munster Junior Cup
ST. MICHAEL’S 8
GREENWOOD (CORK AUL) 0
Five time winners St. Michael’s AFC cruised into the last 16 of the Munster Junior Cup putting eight without reply past Cork AUL representatives Greenwood AFC in this one-sided contest at Cooke Park, Tipperary town last Sunday. Richie Ryan made it 1-0 on 12 minutes after Jimmy Carr had made good run in from the wing and teed it up for him. Richie Ryan scored again on 18 minutes from a Jimmy Carr ball after Trevor Cosgrave had released him on the right flank. Packie Farrell made it 3-0 on 31 minutes with a good finish from a Thomas Fahey pass. Packie Farrell added his second of the afternoon making it 4-0 on 36 minutes from a Richie Ryan cross. St. Michael’s continued the second half as they had finished the first with Pakie Farrell completing his hat-trick to make it 5-0 on 52 minutes. Then it was Richie Ryan’s turn to complete his hat-trick to make it 6-0 the hour mark. A Paul Tobin direct free-kick after Thomas Fahey was fouled made it 7-0 on 70 minutes and substitute Oliver O’ Driscoll made it 8-0 with time almost up.
In the next round St. Michael’s will travel the short trip to Limerick city where they will face old rivals Ballynanty Rovers for a place in the last eight.
Last minute extra-time goal breaks Cahir Park hearts
HIBERNIANS (WATERFORD) 1
CAHIR PARK 0 (after extra-time)
It was heartache for a gallant Cahir Park, whose dream of Munster Junior Cup glory ended when a goal in the 110th minute of extra-time against Hibernians’ in Waterford city last Sunday.
In what was described as a typical cup-tie underdogs Cahir Park kept a Hibernians side that play in the top division in Waterford at bay throughout the ninety minutes looked like they might produce a major upset. Alas, it was to be; because with the game looking like it might go all the way to penalties a lack of concentration by Cahir Park from a free-kick in the final minute of extra-time saw Michael Gaffney score the goal that broke the TSDL’s giant-killers hearts.