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Killavilla show champions poise in Cup success

Wednesday, 27th February, 2019 2:13pm
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Killavilla show champions poise in Cup success

Killavilla United captain John Cordial raises aloft the Ricky Fogarty Memorial Cup in the company of his teammates after the penalty shoot out victory over BT Harps. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Killavilla show champions poise in Cup success

Killavilla United captain John Cordial raises aloft the Ricky Fogarty Memorial Cup in the company of his teammates after the penalty shoot out victory over BT Harps. PHOTO: ODHRAN DUCIE

Killavilla United 3

BT Harps 3

(Killavilla win 4-3 on pens)

 

By Padraig Ryan in Moneygall

 

Killavilla United staged a stunning comeback to clinch the Ricky Fogarty Cup with a penalty shootout win over BT Harps on Sunday.

Harps had led 3-1 with five minutes of normal time remaining but two goals from Villa’s Joe Moloney, in a three minute spell at the death, sent the game to extra time where there was nothing to separate the two tired sides with Villa eventually securing the cup with a 4-3 victory in the shootout.

The fantastic new grounds of Moneygall FC played host to this highly anticipated game. Both sides have enjoyed hugely impressive seasons, with Villa securing the Premier Division title back in January while BT were a close second in the league and enjoyed a brilliant run in this year’s FAI Junior Cup while also securing a place in next weekend’s Tipperary Cup final. Harps had managed to secure wins over the league champions in their previous clashes this season and were probably considered the narrowest of favourites heading into this game.

With five minutes gone, Harps were a goal to the good with Johnny Coleman converting from the penalty spot after Roddy Teehan had fouled Jack Kennedy in the area.

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MATCH DIGEST
Man of the Match: Joe Moloney (Killavilla United)
Killavilla United: Brian O’Lone, Tom Aherne, John Cordial, Ian Treacy, Roddy Teehan, Brian Moloney, Ruairi Murphy, Joe Moloney, Paul Kirwan, Shane Moloney, Craig Phelan

Subs: Stephen Delaney for Teehan, Paul Costello for Murphy, Michael Ryan for Aherne, Jamie Boland for B Moloney, Jason Ryan for O’Lone.

BT Harps: Stephen Byrne, Lorcan Roche, Eoin Moloney, Johnny Coleman, Cathal Scully, Shane Scully, Stevie Nolan, Ben Stapleton, Martin Harty, Stefan Leahy, Jack Kennedy.
Subs: Eanna McBride for Moloney, Nick Keane for Leahy.
Referee: James McGrath

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