Su­gar­loaf win shoot-out


SU­GAR­LOAF FC dis­played nerves of steel to ad­vance to the semi-fi­nals of the Jim McLaugh­lin Premier Tro­phy.

Af­ter 90 min­utes of their clash with Rich­mond Rovers, the score was dead­locked at 1-1. Ex­tra-time failed to sep­a­rate them as well, so it was penalty shoot-out time.

Dar­ren Col­lopy, Ciarán Dunne, Kenny Greene and Tony Kier­nan all kept their cool to con­vert their spot-kicks, and goal­keeper Colum Tins­ley saved twice to break Rich­mond Rovers hearts.

Dar­ren Col­lopy had given his side the lead from the spot in the first half of nor­mal time, but Rovers hit back through a Trevor Conaty free-kick to force ex­tra-time.

De­fend­ing cham­pi­ons New­town United will be join­ing Su­gar­loaf in the penul­ti­mate stage. Ark­low Town stood be­tween them and a place in the last four but the Mag­pies ne­go­ti­ated their way to a 0-3 suc­cess at the Bridge­wa­ter Cen­tre Park side thanks to goals from John Hef­fer­nan, Paudie Doyle and Shane Mooney.

Wick­low Town will also be in the hat for the last four af­ter re­ceiv­ing a walkover from St. Peter's Bhoys.

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