ONLY one of the Glen­cor­mac United teams was in ac­tion last week­end. The Youths faced a lo­cal derby in the semi fi­nal of the cup and set up a fi­nal ap­pear­ance with a hard earned 3-2 win. Alan Pyke gave the glens a first half lead but sloppy de­fend­ing through­out the first half saw New­town de­serve to level mat­ters by the break. Luke Mc­Manus magnificent lob saw glens take the lead again but fail­ure to clear their lines late on saw New­town equal­ize once again. How­ever, Luke took a spec­u­la­tive shot on the stroke of full­time which took a kind bounce and fin­ished up in the back of the net. This was by no means a great dis­play by the glens with Danny Hayes and Paddy Tun­ney best and they will need to raise their game ten­fold if they are to have any chance of beat­ing Ark­low Town in the fi­nal. Ark­low re­main un­beaten in 10 years in Wick­low’s do­mes­tic soc­cer but on the day, you never know what could hap­pen. On a sad­der note, the club would like to send their con­do­lences to the fam­ily of the late Peter Don­nelly. When the glens first tried to get foot­ball teams started at ju­ve­nile level, it was Peter who brought over from Liver­pool nets and foot­ball gear he had from his coach­ing days and he was de­lighted to see the young teams go from strength to strength af­ter­wards. May his Soul Rest in Peace. You can check out the lat­est club news on www.glen­cor­ma­ for match re­ports and up to date in­for­ma­tion on the clubs ac­tiv­i­ties.

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