Bohemian FC, Dundalk FC and Derry City FC booked their places in the semi-finals of the FAI Cup with victories in quarter-final replays on Tuesday evening.
Dave Morrison put Bohemians in the driving seat in their match against Bray Wanderers AFC at the Carlisle Grounds stadium, before two second-half strikes from Gary O'Neill and a goal from Glen Crowe sealed a memorable 4-0 victory.
Dundalk failed to emulate Bohemians' dominance but were worthy 2-0 winners in their encounter against Finn Harps FC at Finn Park. Two goals from James Keddy were enough to book Dundalk's last-four berth. His first, a long-range effort, came after 38 minutes. Keddy then added a second with 15 minutes remaining to secure a tie against Shamrock Rovers FC in the semi-final.
In the other quarter-final Derry were the clear favourites to advance against a University College Dublin FC side which had not reached the last four since 1984. However despite plenty of possession the home side were unable to carve out an opening. Indeed they needed extra-time to get the only goal of the game when midfielder and captain Eamonn Doherty finished from a Padraig Moran cross in the first extra period. UCD suffered the added blow of losing defender Alan Mahon to a late red card for a foul on Tommy McCallion.
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