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Clover aim to get their 'Way in big Cahill clash

The Cahill Cup returns to Home Farm's Whitehall ground for the second year running as Firhouse Clover and Wayside Celtic clash for one of the LSL's most prestigious trophies.

Wayside will start the game as favourites, although Firhouse showed last weekend in their semi-final clash with Bangor Celtic that they still have a bit of sting left in their relegation-haunted tail.


Firhouse, lying second from bottom in the Senior Division, went into that last-four clash as underdogs, but came away with a brilliant 4-2 win, ending Bangor's reign as Cahill Cup holders.

In the second semi-final at Jackson Park last Sunday, Wayside needed extra-time to bypass fellow Senior Division side Glebe North.

Darren Lacey netted the all-import winner as Peter Lennon's side edged out the Balbriggan outfit 2-1.


(Whitehall, 2.30 kick-off)


Firhouse have netted 13 times on the way to this final, starting off with a five-goal haul in the first round against TEK United. Over the next two rounds, they then got the better of Senior Division rivals Mount Merrion and Senior 1 side Drogheda Town by the same 2-0 scoreline. Bangor were then dispatched in the last four.

It's been a tough run to the final for Wayside. Peter Lennon's side has had to overcome four Senior Division rivals en route. Arklow Town were downed in the first round, while St Pat's CY were next to fall. Tolka Rovers were sent packing in the last eight before Liam Kelly's Glebe North side was edged out in the semi-final last weekend.