Finn Harps' FAI Cup run comes to an end against Dundalk in Oriel Park


Finn Harps' FAI Cup run comes to an end against Dundalk in Oriel Park

Ollie Horgan . . . sent to the stands

Finn Harps FAI Cup cun came to an end at Oriel Park where Premier kingpins, Dundalk were comfortable winners.

Dundalk 2
Finn Harps 0

The game saw the Finn Harps manager, Ollie Horgan, being removed from the sideline in the second half.

The game saw Donegal native Georgie Kelly netting his first goal for Dundalk. It was not the first time that Kelly scored against Harps this season, as he was on target for UCD against Harps in the league earlier in the season.
Finn Harps did have chances in the opening half with Mark Timlin going very close.
But the only goal of the half came from the penalty spot on 23 minutes. After strong pressure from Dundalk, Massey was taken down in the box and Ronan Murray slotted the spot kick past Gallagher.
The task became an uphill on for Harps when Donegal native Georgie Kelly doubled the Dundalk lead on 62 minutes.
It game after a fantastic move down the left and Murray crossed for Kelly to pwer home a header, his first goal in the Dundalk colours after transferring from UCD.
Minutes later Harps manager, Ollie Horgan was sent to the stands by referee Paul McLaughlin. Horgan was not happy with things on the pitch but was despatched and Paul Hegarty was left in charge.
Dundalk were happy to close out the game after that and they cruised to a comfortable win and a place in the quarte-finals.
Finn Harps will turn their attention now to the closing games in the league and a play-off place in the race for promotion to the Premier Division.

DUNDALK: Gabriel Sava, Sean Gannon (Stephen Folan 89), Sean Hoare, John Mountney, Patrick McEleney (Michael Duffy 76), Dane Massey, Dylan Connolly, Ronan Murray, Daniel Cleary, Dean Jarvis, Georgie Kelly (Patrick Hoban 85).

FINN HARPS: Ciaran Gallagher, Ciaran Coll, Keith Cowan, Jacob Borg, Gareth Harkin, Tommy McBride (Mikey Place 65), Mark Timlin, Mark Coyle, Nathan Boyle (Oluwatunmise Sobowale 65), John Cavanagh (Jesse Devers 78), Niall Logue.

REFEREE: Paul McLaughlin

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