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Thursday 19 April 2018

Dennehy's stunner sets up Sligo clash

Shamrock Rovers 2 St Patrick's Athletic 1 (After extra-time)

Press Association

BILLY DENNEHY'S wonder-strike in the second period of extra-time earned Shamrock Rovers an EA Sports Cup semi-final meeting with Sligo Rovers.

The winger settled this tie in the 108th minute by cracking a 35-yarder beyond Rene Gilmartin.

Rovers had forged ahead on 52 minutes through Mark Quigley's only goal so far this term, volleying a loose ball into the net after Karl Sheppard flicked on a cross from Dennehy.

The visitors equalised 11 minutes from time. Released from a quickly taken free-kick by Killian Brennan, Conan Byrne charged into the box before belting a shot high into the far corner.

SHAMROCK ROVERS – Brush; McCormack, Oman, McGuinness, Ledwith; Robinson, Chambers; McCabe (O'Connor 109), Sheppard (Zayed 100), Dennehy; Quigley (Finn 84).

St Patrick's Athletic – Gilmartin; Gannon, Kenna, Hoare, Fitzgerald; Russell, Maher; Forrester (McFaul 46), Durrad (Brennan 62), Kelly (Byrne 46); Fagan.

Ref – T Connolly (Dublin) - injured, replaced by A Reale (Kildare, 72).

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