The FAI Ford Cup 2009

Kicking off in earnest tomorrow night with the mighty Crumlin United heading to Tolka Park to take on plucky minnows Shelbourne. I hope to be there as TFK reporter.

Crumlin Utd aye. Mighty indeed.

Super game tonight in Tolka, 1-1 and the replay is on there again next Monday night.

Crumlin really should have won it, they had all the ball and all the chances in the second half.

The great and the good of Irish football were there. Jonathan Roche, James Nolan, Michael O’Neill, Stuart Byrne, Joxer Kelly, Pat Fenlon and Davy Keogh. A truly star-studded occasion. :smiley:

Results

FT Blarney United 0 - 2 Sporting Fingal

FT Bohemians 8 - 1 Mayfield United

FT Bray Wanderers 2 - 1 Bluebell United

FT Cork City 2 - 2 Sligo Rovers

FT Derry City 6 - 0 Ballymun United

FT Limerick 37 0 - 1 St. Patricks

FT Mervue United 1 - 3 Dundalk

FT UC Dublin 3 - 1 Arklow Town

Mayfield didn’t threaten Bohs in the slightest, although it’s worth giving a mention to the lunatic they had playing at full back, Hurley I think his name was. He was obviously stung by Owen Heary’s comments pre-game, and immediately set about his business. He scored an own goal to put Bohs 1-0 up, and not content with that, he nearly broke Heary’s leg with a two-footed lunge before swinging for Heary after the ref had already shown him the red card. :smiley:

Elsewhere it was great to see Derry City hammer Ballymun after the Ballymun manager came out with this gem: “the only reason Derry’s players are better than our players is because they train more often”. :smiley:

Disappointed to see the Super Blues go out.

Sounds like they gave it a good crack anyway.

Anyone at any other games?

Pat’s will be terribly disappointed to have conceded 370 goals to Limerick.

You left bits out - he fouled Heary, the two of them were a bit tangled up and he wouldn’t let Heary get his leg out. Then he hit Heary a smack. That’s what the red was for. He went for him again then after being shown the red. That’s how I saw it anyway. What did Heary say before the game?

Bohs could have scored another 10 if they were clinical. Byrne missed a few good chances. Fenn missed a load, too slow to actually do anything and a few others had near misses too. Carey seems to have lost his confidence, he was struggling to go past lads (which he was doing for sport until now) and his crosses were piss poor. He seemed to be very rushed even when he had time to settle. His finish was nice though.

where are mayfield from? cork- doesnt say much for junior soccer in munster:D

He said that all the Mayfield players wished they played for Bohs.

True but they didn’t even win the league I don’t think, I think Ringmahon won it.

[quote=“giuseppe”]You left bits out - he fouled Heary, the two of them were a bit tangled up and he wouldn’t let Heary get his leg out. Then he hit Heary a smack. That’s what the red was for. He went for him again then after being shown the red. That’s how I saw it anyway. What did Heary say before the game?

Bohs could have scored another 10 if they were clinical. Byrne missed a few good chances. Fenn missed a load, too slow to actually do anything and a few others had near misses too. Carey seems to have lost his confidence, he was struggling to go past lads (which he was doing for sport until now) and his crosses were piss poor. He seemed to be very rushed even when he had time to settle. His finish was nice though.[/QUOTE]

I’ll take your word for it, I was in the bar for the entire first half :pint:

NCC, I heard a disturbing story claiming you missed the Rovers game yesterday and instead attended your daughter’s christening. Shocking carry on if true - what would Gary Twigg think?

i christened her in tallaght & had post christening/pre game drinks in the maldron

Ah, that’s reassuring. I’ll have some strong words for my source for spreading misinformation.

Wexford are losing 1-0 at home to Longford at the moment.

The cup specialists salvaged a 2-2 draw after being 2-0 down at home to Longford. Gavin Doyle with the Wexford goals in the 82nd and 90th minutes.

Fair play to Wexford, couple of handy players who are no doubt destined for bigger things.

Crumlin beat Shels 1-0 in the replay tonight, without two of their best players who are away with the Ireland junior team. One of the best players on the pitch was Shels’ keeper Dean Delaney, without whom it could have been 4-0.

Rumours going around that Dermot Keely has quit but as far as I know, they’re not true.

Sligo have knocked Cork City out in extra time in their replay. Hopefully Tom Coughlan didn’t promise revenue the rest of their money “when we win the cup”.

The pigs have only gone and blown ANOTHER 2 goal lead, NCC’s local team Sporting Fingal have pegged them back out in Morton Stadium, and it’s going to be an interesting last 20 minutes now.