Old Bridge advance in Munster Junior Cup

A goal two minutes from the end saw Premier League high flyers Old Bridge overcome the gallant effort of First Division Galbally United in the 1st Round (South Tipperary section) of the Munster Junior Cup played at Ferryhouse, Clonmel on Sunday,

A goal two minutes from the end saw Premier League high flyers Old Bridge overcome the gallant effort of First Division Galbally United in the 1st Round (South Tipperary section) of the Munster Junior Cup played at Ferryhouse, Clonmel on Sunday,

In what a game of two halves - in every sense of the word – the gale-force wind was to play a factor in the outcome of this tie. The Co. Limerick side opted to play with the elements at their backs and had Old Bridge on the rack for the majority of the opening half, but their luck wasn’t in. After 24 minutes Quin Perry was unlucky not to score when his powerful header beat Old Bridge net-minder all ends up, only to come back off the underside of the crossbar. Then just before the break Old Bridge ‘keeper Brian Sweeny did well to stop Perry in his tracks with his feet to keep it scoreless at the break.

With the wind in their sails Old Bridge having weathered that opening half storm, began getting their act together. It was looking like Old Bridge were going to face the same fate as an Emmet Ryan pile-driver from 25 yards rattled the frame of the goal, but somehow stayed out. With extra-time looking like it might be needed to try and separate these sides, Eoin Leahy with his back to goal brought the ball under control before quickly turning and letting fly an unstoppable shot from 30 yards that left the Galbally ‘keeper rooted to the spot snatching a dramatic winner with less than two minutes remaining. Old Bridge visit Tipperary Town in the next round.