Thursday 17 October 2019

Kilmore and Celtic closer to cup glory

KILMORE UNITED and Wexford Celtic are both just 90 minutes away from lifting the Neil O'sullivan Cup.

The Division 1 pair set up the showdown with semifinal successes at the weekend, but neither enjoyed a stroll in the park in their last four clashes.

United fell behind against Bridge Rovers, only for Garry Moore to fire them back onto level terms.

But then just as the game was creeping towards extra-time, Paul Murphy decided to make a name for himself as he popped up with the winner with what was virtually the last kick of the game.

Celtic's win was equally tight. With no goals mustered by either side by the end of the 90th minute, extra-time was called upon. That came and went though and still no goalkeeper had been beaten so it was time for the penalty shoot-out.

And it was Wexford Celtic who held their nerve from 12 yards as they eventually edged out their opponents 4-3.

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