Four goal blitz Rocks Glens

Four goal blitz Rocks Glens
The last time these teams clashed just four weeks ago they produced a thrilling 1-1 draw in an end to end league game but Rock Celtic were in no mood this time out to share the spoils and they completed the league and cup double with this comprehensive victory on Saturday.

The last time these teams clashed just four weeks ago they produced a thrilling 1-1 draw in an end to end league game but Rock Celtic were in no mood this time out to share the spoils and they completed the league and cup double with this comprehensive victory on Saturday.

Glenmuir did suffer a cruel blow by losing their most influential player Mark Kilgallen to injury but they had no excuses as Rock Celtic dominated the possession to deservedly win the cup.

The issue was seized mercilessly by the Blackrock side during a sensational nine minute spell in the second half during which Rock struck four times to pave the way for the team’s victory.

Oisin Meegan had a glorious opportunity to open the scoring for Rock in the 11th minute from the penalty spot but man of the match Mark Byrne produced a brilliant save to deny him.

Byrne was the star of the show for Glenmuir, he denied Aidan Curtain and Oisin Murtagh but he could do nothing to prevent Daniel Corcoran in the 26th minute when he slotted home Curtain’s terrific through ball from close range.

The confidence of the Glenmuir players sank dramatically after Corcoran’s opening goal and Rock Celtic took full advantage with four goals in the first nine minutes of the second half.

Rock scored their second goal of the game in the first minute after the break when Aiden Curtain’s shot took a cruel deflection off a Glenmuir defender but there was no luck involved in their third goal two minutes later when Oisin Murtagh’s cross was superbly volleyed home by Jonathan Kierans.

Murtagh was causing havoc on the left flank with his surging runs forward and in the 7th minute he virtually killed off the game when he set up the fourth goal with another superb cross for Kierans to make it 4-0.

Rock Celtic were now rampant and it was soon 5-0 when Daniel Corcoran finished from close range for his second goal of the game.

Glenmuir were shell-shocked but credit to the players as they refused to throw in the towel and pushed forward at every opportunity and were rewarded in the 26th minute when Jason Cullen finished in a crowded goalmouth and a minute later Daniel Mullen scored a second goal for his side to make it 5-2 but it was too late as the final whistle sounded to send the cup to Blackrock.

ROCK CELTIC: Flynn Kierans, Jonathan Kierans, Oisin Meegan, Jack Barron, Mark Hanna, Alex McCarthy, Daragh Farrelly, Conor Soraghan, Liam McDonnell, Kerry Ogherfun, Aiden Curtain, Liam O’Callaghan, Neil Smyth, Paddy Craven, Oisin Murtagh, Oisin Geoghean, Daniel Corcoran.

GLENMUIR UNITED: Mark Byrne, Rory Phelan, Morgan Duffy, Jan Petoskey, Thomas O’Connell, Cian O’Donoghue, Jamie Brown, Marty Kilgallan, Daniel Mullen, Peter McStravick, Jason Cullen, Aaron Fee, John McCreesh, Stephen Ryland, Sean Laverty, Liam McStravick, Eoin Murphy.