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Cork storm back to earn Bohs replay

BOHEMIANS remain in the hunt for the FAI Cup as they earned a replay at home to Cork City after a 2-2 draw last night.

The Gypsies have a decent record away to Cork in recent seasons and the Dublin side enjoyed their trip south last night, taking the lead on 31 minutes through Dinny Corcoran.

The lead lasted until the 71st minute when Billy Dennehy beat Dean Delany with a rebound from his own penalty, but Corcoran pounced again on 83 minutes to give Bohs a 2-1 lead, but Dan Murray's 88th minute effort earned City a draw and a replay in Dublin on Monday.

Dundalk stayed on course for a treble as they overcame Galway FC 2-1 at Oriel Park. Goals from Donal McDermott (28 mins) and John Mountney (71) put Dundalk in control, though Galway responded through Padraic Cunningham 10 minutes from time.

The league title remains the main aim for Stephen Kenny's side this season but they will have a say in the cups as well - they face Shamrock Rovers in the final of the EA Sports Cup next month and now have a quarter-final in the FAI Cup to look forward to, a major boost for Dundalk that they avoided a replay in the next round, which is the fate of their title rivals Cork City.

Derry City survived a first half scare to cruise into the quarter finals.

Pete Mahon's Malahide United, missing a number of players due to injury, held Derry scoreless at the Brandywell and there were moans from the home support in Derry at the half time break.

But Patrick McEleney broke the deadlock on 53 minutes and more goals from Michael Duffy (54) and Philip Lowry (73) eased the nerves.

Finn Harps also made it into the last eight with a 2-1 win away to Wexford Youths. Goals from Thomas McMonagle and Michael Funton earned Harps a 2-0 lead, Wexford's response from Dean Broaders too late to make a difference.

The draw for the quarter finals will be completed after the finals third-round ties of tyhe weekend are played today.

Damien Richardsons's Drogheda United facer a trip south to take on Ballynanty Rovers while St Michael's of Tipperary take on Avondale United in a Munster derby.


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