The Park booked their place in the last four with a great win in extra time having to come from behind .Our closest chance came when Jamie Clifford floated over a cross to Luke Moynihan who shot was well saved by the keeper in the Salthill goal. However just before the 40 minute mark we fell behind when a free kick was given away just inside their half and Fitzgerald stepped over the ball and Rooney swung in a cross / shot that the wind caught and carried into the Park net.
Shell shocked the Park were almost caught out immediately when Cahill got in behind the defence but pulled his shot wide.
Into the second half and we were finally awarded for the effort shown when Kieran Carmody gambled on a long ball and beat the Salthill Devon keeper to the ball to level matters. The game was now to go to extra time before a winner would be found . After a scoreless first half the second half exploded and so did the huge crowd of supporters who showed to cheer the team on . Jesse Stafford Lacey floated a sweet ball into the box, Sam Tarrent flicked it on and Karl Mullins who made no mistake with his header which found the corner of the Salthill’s net. With time running out, Salthill threw everything forward and from a corner we broke with Carmody putting Fergal Ryan through on goal where a Salthill defender took him down and Ferdia O’Brien smacked home the penalty to send the squad, management and crowd wild . Our wonderful National Cup run continues next Sunday when we face Mungret Regional in the Semi Final .
Team ; Conor Hurley, Tommy Lynch, John Carroll, Segun Duyile, Gearoid Savage, Stefan Okunbor, Ferdia O’Brien, Karl Mullins, Jesse Stafford Lacey, Luke Moynihan. Substitutes: Sam Tarrant and Fergal Ryan.