FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup Semi Final
Tolka had not won an Intermediate Cup Semi Final in four previous attempts but they put that record to bed with two late goals in a tight game. Warren Fee was in inspired form and he made some top class saves, the pick of the bunch just before the stroke of half time. For a long period it looked as though the Saints might force a replay, but a cool finish from Mark Hughes on 70 mins followed by a superb volley from centre back Noel Murray in the 80th minute sealed the tie for Tolka. The Saints introduced former Irish International Glen Crowe late on with the impressive Paul McCullagh and created a couple of chances but the Tolka defence held firm and they advance to the Final at Aviva Stadium on 17th May. It was the Saints first defeat since the second of November.
Tolka Rovers will now face Crumlin United in the FAI Umbro Intermediate Cup Final at Aviva Stadium on Sunday 17th May.
Team : Fee, Fitzpatrick, Harrison, C. Sheridan, Kelly ( McCullagh )Deegan ( Crowe 76 )O' Neill, K. Somers, Reilly, D. Somers, Lancaster ( Smith 56 )
Subs : Crowe, Smith, McCullagh, Lyons, O' Brien, M. Sheridan, Brown.
Report : Derek Nulty.