A four-goal opening half blitz helped Glengoole United progress to the second round of the Tipperary Challenge Cup when they defeated fellow First Division outfit Ballingarry Albion 4-2 at the Community Sportsfield, Glengoole last Sunday.
The first half belonged to Glengoole. Their first goal came in the 18th minute when Adrian Maher scored with a header from 8 yards from a free kick. Four minutes later they were awarded a penalty after an infringement in the box from a long ball from the back and the resulting penalty was scored by Daniel Rafter. The third came in the 35th minute when the misfortunate Ballingarry ‘keeper pushed a header from Stephen Holohan onto the post but the ball came straight back to the same player who scored at the second attempt. Two minutes from half time Killian Duggan latched onto a cross from the right to slot home from 10 yards to put Glengoole 4-0 clear.
In the second half Ballingarry chased a comeback and were rewarded in the 55th minute when they were awarded a penalty and David Cashin made the most of the opportunity. They continued to press but had to wait until the 80th minute for their second when David Cashin netted his second, flicking a header over the Glengoole ‘keeper. Ballingarry continued to press but time ran out as Glengoole held on to book a place in the next round.