THE Charlie Bishop Cup has provided us with massive excitement, a gigantic upset and a little piece of history as Glencormac United and Arklow Town emerged victorious from their last four ties.
United faced the might of Newtown United A. The match was originally scheduled to take place in the Matt Kelly Memorial Grounds but with that pitch unplayable, the venue was switched the Kilmacanogue’s Ryder’s Field.
Neither side could break the deadlock in the first period but eight minutes into the second half, Ryder’s Field exploded as Colm Nolan headed home a free kick.
It was then doubled delight for the daring hosts as Andy Free made it 2-0 and Premier Division giants Newtown United had no answer for their Division 2 opponents.
Glens manager Trevor Carr will have to start planning another masterstroke as his side prepare to take on Arklow Town in the final, provisionally pencilled in for Sunday, May 4, at the Carlisle Grounds.