Ruairi fires Olympic into U17 semi-final

Ruairi fires Olympic into U17 semi-final
Quay Olympic U17s ran out winners by a narrow score of 2-1 to progress to the semi-final of the U17 Cup in this closely fought match in Clancy Park on Saturday afternoon.

Quay Olympic U17s ran out winners by a narrow score of 2-1 to progress to the semi-final of the U17 Cup in this closely fought match in Clancy Park on Saturday afternoon.

Dromin United created enough clear cut chances to win the game but were not clinical enough in front of goal and will be disappointed on a lost opportunity.

Quay Olympic striker Bara McCarthy struck the outside of the Dromin post in the 9th minute and at the other end Tiernan Hoey’s left footed strike went inches wide of the Quay Olympic post on 12 minutes.

Tom Byrne had a chance for Dromin to break the deadlock when he ran on to a pass from Lochlan Cummins and although he beat the advancing Quay Olympic ‘keeper the ball rolled wide.

The home side got in front on 28 minutes after a lapse of concentration in the Dromin defence and Bara McCarthy slotted into an empty net.

Dromin were still recovering from the setback when Quay struck for a second goal when Ruari Cooney headed home an Andrew McGuinness cross to make it 2-0 at the break.

Tom Byrne and Abi Sasore both struck the Quay Olympic post in the in the first 14 minutes of the second half and Ronan Sands looked certain to score with a powerful shot from the edge of the penalty area but Niall Cummins produced a brilliant one handed save to deny Sands.

Quay Olympic had lots of possession but Dromin always looked dangerous on the counter-attack.

Dromin finally reduced the deficit in the 26th minute when Abi Sasore fired home from close range to make it 2-1 but it was too late and Quay held on to advance to the semi-final.