Clare 4 Cork AUL 1
at Douglas Hall, Cork
CLARE are on the trail of Oscar Traynor Cup glory in 2013 after a brilliant away victory in the last 16 on Sunday afternoon over a fancied Cork Athletic Union League selection.
The game was played on Douglas Hall astro-turf facility, but it was certainly Clare who adapted better to the slick surface as the Ennis Town Rock duo of Stephen Hickey and David Reidy combined to catapult the Liam Murphy-managed side into the last eight with something to spare.
Two-goal hero Hickey got Clare going with 17th minute strike, while it was Reidy’s 45th minute effort put them in firm control of the tie at the break. Hickey then struck again on 55 minutes and while Cork grabbed a goal back from the penalty spot with ten minutes remaining, Clare’s dominance was the tie was franked before the end when Colin Smyth was on target in the 93rd minute.
The reward is a home tie in the quarter-final against Dublin.
John Mulready (Bridge United), Colin Smyth (Avenue United), Darren Cullinan (Newmarket Celtic), Darren Murphy (Bridge United) Shane Daniels (Ennis Town Rock) Capt, Pat Darcy (Lifford), Eoin Hayes (Newmarket Celtic), David McCarthy (Avenue United), Stephen Hickey (Ennis Town Rock), David Reidy (Ennis Town Rock), Daithi O’Connell (Newmarket Celtic). Subs David Russell (Avenue United) for Darcy, Alan Brigdale (Newmarket Celtic) for O’Connell, Daryl Eade (Ennis Town Rock for McCarthy.