Glencormac book their place in final
GLENCORMAC UNITED became the first side to book their place in the final of the U-18 Cup after a thrilling 90th minute victory over Newtown United on Saturday.
Left back Matthew McCann was the Kilmacanogue side's hero as his cross sailed straight into the Newtown net with the scores locked at 2-2.
After both sides had struck the woodwork in a frantic opening, Alan Pyke opened the scoring for the Glens when he slotted past the Newtown goalkeeper.
The sides went in all square at the Matt Kelly Memorial Grounds though when Seán Heffernan fired home a quick free-kick from the edge of the box.
Midfielder Luke McManus then restored the visitors' lead in spectacular fashion when his speculative 40-yard effort caught out the Newtown goalkeeper who had strayed from his line.
The Magpies looked to have forced extra-time though when Daire Killen popped up with an equalizing header five minutes from time.
But there was a final twist in the tale when McCann's cross found the top corner to send the Ryder's Field outfit into the final.
And United's opponents could be Dalkey United, who secured a semi-final spot on Saturday when beating Wicklow Rovers by four goals to two at the Whitegates.
Liam Bacon and Darren Ronan were both on target for Rovers but were unable to prevent them from falling to defeat against the Dubliners, who will now face Arklow Town in the other last four clash.