John Byrne scored a hat-trick for Glenmuir FC in Friday night's Reilly Cup defeat of Kingscourt Harps 2nds. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Glenmuir FC 7-3 Kingscourt Harps 2nds
John Byrne scored a hat-trick as Glenmuir breezed into the Reilly Cup semi-finals on Friday night in a 10-goal thriller at Hoey’s Lane.
Despite falling behind early on, Glenmuir led 4-1 at the interval, Byrne scoring twice, with Daniel Mulligan and Lorcan Doyle also on the mark.
Another Mulligan header made it 5-1 before Byrne’s third added to Mark Sheils’ men’s lead.
Against the run of play, Kingscourt pulled a score back, while Daniel Mullen made it 7-2 in advance of Harps rounding off the scoring with a third.
Glenmuir FC: David McKenny; Liam McKenny, Shane Taaffe, Daniel Mulligan, Edgar Bitanis, Willie Kelly; Liam Cunningham, Conor Nicholson, John Byrne; Lorcan Doyle, Deane Browne
Subs: Ronan Molloy, Tolani Anamushin, Daniel Mullen