Coolock Village FC v VEC FC

A game that could have gone either way! We came from behind twice to draw level and bring this cup match to extra time in absolutely horrendous conditions in the AUL. With sheeting rain non stop, Oisín Kinsella’s sweet free-kick in the 42nd minute cancelled out the home team’s scrappy goal 12 minutes earlier. They restored their lead from a corner kick in the 75th minute, before Joey Byrne levelled matters 10 minutes later. Unfortunately, Coolock scored the winner just 2 minutes into extra time, knocking us out of the Challenge Cup. Our lads were out on their feet by the end of a courageous performance!

Fairview Celtic v VEC FC

  VEC lost 4-5 on penalties after extra-time! Aidan Hyland, Pat Meghen, Brian O’Reilly & Jeff De Castro scored VEC’s penalties.