Muirhevnamor make history as they book fourth final in a row

Muirhevnamor make history as they book fourth final in a row
Muirhevnamor FC became the first side to reach four Clancy Cup finals in a row thanks to this 4-0 win over Doolargy All Stars on Thursday night.

Muirhevnamor FC became the first side to reach four Clancy Cup finals in a row thanks to this 4-0 win over Doolargy All Stars on Thursday night.

Mor goalkeeper Jason Mcconville had to make three great saves in the opening minutes to deny the All Stars from taking the lead.

In an evenly matched first-half, it was the holders who took the lead when Mickey O’Kane, despite the close attentions of James McKey, slammed home a Gary Clarke cross.

The home side went two goals to the good soon after when Paudie Hearty beat the offside trap to slide the ball past Eamonn Roe.

The second-half saw the All Stars dominate the opening exchanges and a spectacular 40-yard effort from Ryan Dillon brought the save of the season this far from McConville who flung himself full length to tip the ball around the post.

The game was put to bed as a contest when Roe could only parry Ray McCann’s stinging drive into the path of Hearty who tapped home from close range.

Jason Moore then struck the crossbar for Doolargy before Gary Clarke, with a little shimmy, rounded the All Stars goalkeeper to complete the scoring.

Five minutes later Hearty missed the chance to bag himself a hat-trick when he missed a penalty.

Both sides played their part in an exciting semi-final played on an immaculate surface. The ground staff of Muirhevnamor are to be congratulated for having the venue in tip top condition for the fine attendance.

Easy last eight win

Muirhevnamor had booked their path into the semi-finals earlier in the week with a 6-1 quarter-final win over Rampart Celtic at Hiney Park on Monday night.

Philip Duffy with his first goal of the season opened the scoring early in the match before soon after, Mickey O’Kane made it 2-0 .

Gary Clarke gave Rampart a mountain to climb when he turned home number three, a lead which the Blues took into the half-time break.

The second-half saw the holders in complete cruise control and Thomas McShane and a brace from Paudie Hearty sealed the rout.

Jamie Kelly popped up with a late consolation for the hosts.