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Tuesday 24 October 2017

Byrne nets a late winner for Rangers

GEARÓID BYRNE scored a late winner for Rosslare Rangers as they edged out gallant St. Cormac's in a thrilling Aircon Mech Wexford Cup fourth round encounter on Sunday.

The Premier Division side looked to be cruising to victory, leading 20 at half-time through Paul Culleton and an own goal, but St. Cormac's stormed back to restore parity late on with goals from Brendan Burke and Mick Ivory.

However, there was a final sting in the tail for the Boolavogue men as Byrne netted a last-gasp winner.

Park Hotspur also booked their place in the next round thanks to an outstanding display from veteran goalkeeper Ciarán 'Chicken' O'Leary.

The Wexford town side beat Ferns 4-3 on penalties after a 0-0 draw. The netminder saved the vital penalty in the shoot-out, the icing on the cake of a tremendous day's work between the sticks.

A minute's silence was held before the game as a mark of respect to the late Philip Cleere, whose son, Tony, plays for the Ferns club.