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Harps Hammer Villa To Reach Tipp Cup Semis

NT&DL Kevin Fogarty Tipperary Cup Quarter Final

 

Killavilla Utd

Joe Moloney 26’

1-4

BT Harps

Johnny Coleman 33’

Stevie Nolan 52’

Dean McEnroe 71’

Eanna McBride 81’

BT Harps upset the form book on Saturday evening as they overturned newly crowned NT&DL Premier Division Champions Killavilla Utd in Villa Park to reach the semi final of the Kevin Fogarty Tipperary Cup.

Harps fell behind mid-way through the first half as Joe Moloney got on the end of a Tom Ahern cross and he smashed the ball past Stephen Byrne in the Harps goal. The lead only lasted seven minutes however and a Stevie Nolan free kick floated into the Villa area and Johnny Coleman rose highest to level proceedings.

Harps burst out of the traps in the second half and they took a deserved lead seven minutes in, Stevie Nolan seen his free kick rebound off the wall, but he unleashed a superb second effort from twenty-five yards and he left Villa Keeper Jason Ryan rooted to the spot as the ball sailed into the bottom right corner.

Harps continued to press and with just under twenty minutes remaining they doubled their lead as Dean McEnroe collected the ball some forty yards from the Villa goal, the veteran then tried his luck and the ball sailed over a helpless Ryan and into the top corner for what was possible the goal of the season and to send the Harps crowd wild.

Harps sealed the win ten minutes from time as Eanna McBride was on hand to nod the ball home to end the game as a contest and in turn send his side into the semi-finals

NT&DL Kevin Fogarty Tipperary Cup Semi Final Draw

 

Sallypark Odhráns

Vs

Portumna Town

BT Harps

Vs

Clodiagh Rangers A

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