FAI Cup R2
Date: 7:45 p.m. May 20, 2016
Venue: Turners Cross
Ref:
Att: 666
TV:

Kevin O'Connor 10' -
Scored: 10'


Gavan Holohan 20' -
Scored: 20'


Stephen Dooley 32' -
Scored: 32'


Mark O'Sullivan 51' -
Scored: 51'




FAI Cup Preview: Cork City -v- St Peter's

Fri, May 20 2016

Credit: Eddie Lennon

Cork City take on St Peters of Athlone tonight in Turners Cross with kick off set for 7.45.

 

CORK CITY

City can turn their attention to the FAI Cup on Friday night as they take on one of the competition’s remaining non-league entities.

 

Manager John Caulfield, speaking at his weekly press conference, said that this would very much be a David v Goliath clash between the sides.

 

“We have had an intense couple of weeks and winning the six league games in a row has been phenomenal. It keeps us right in there and it shows our supporters that there is a real spirit and attitude amongst these players, they are never beaten.”

 

“It’s a fantastic game for St. Peter’s; I know a lot about their club and I know some of their players and backroom staff. They are a fantastic club and have worked really hard over the years. They were beaten in the FAI Junior Cup Semi-Final this year and they have quite a few guys who would have played with Athlone and with the Irish Army team; it is a fantastic occasion for them.”

 

“It is a David versus Goliath clash, but we have to treat them with the respect they deserve. It is a massive opportunity for us to get to the next round. Everyone knows how crucial it is for our club to be up challenging at the top of the table, trying to win trophies.”

 

In team news, Gearoid Morrissey is back in training following a hamstring injury but will not be risked for this one. John Kavanagh is also working his way back from a long injury related lay-off and therefore will also not be risked in this game while Garry Buckley has picked up a knock and therefore will also be given the evening off.

 

Referee: Padraig Sutton

 

 

MATCH FACTS

City have won their last six league games.

 

This will be the first time these two sides have met.

 

 

BETTING

Cork City 1/50; Draw 11/1; St Peter’s 66/1

 

PREDICTION

Cork City 6 – 1 St Peter’s

 

 

Cork City

Injured: Gearoid Morrissey, John Kavanagh, Garry Buckley

Doubts: None.

Suspended: None.

 

St Peters

Injured: Unknown.

Doubtful: Unknown.

Suspended: None.



Cork City
Alan Smith
Goalkeeper
Michael McSweeney
Defender
John Dunleavy
34Subbed On: 34'
Defender
Stephen Dooley
32Scored: 32'
Defender
Kenny Browne
46'
46Subbed Off: 46'
Defender
Gavan Holohan
20Scored: 20'
Midfielder
Colin Healy
Midfielder
Kevin O'Connor
10Scored: 10'
Midfielder
Ian Turner
Midfielder
Danny Morrissey
77'
77Subbed Off: 77'
Forward
Mark O'Sullivan
51Scored: 51'
Forward

Substitutes
Mark McNulty
Goalkeeper
Sean Maguire
Forward
Craig Donnellan
34'
34Subbed Off: 34'
71Booked: 71'
Midfield
Greg Bolger
Midfield
Steven Beattie
46'
46Subbed On: 46'
Midfield
Karl Sheppard
77'
77Subbed On: 77'
Forward
St Peter's
Philip Coffey
Goalkeeper
John McCrossan
Defender
Neil Harney
Defender
50Booked: 50'
Pascal Dillon
Defender 64'
64Subbed Off: 64'
Ian Dempsey
Defender
Scott Delaney
Defender
Niall Scullion
Midfielder
Mark McConnell
Midfielder 75'
75Subbed Off: 75'
Michael Lee
Midfielder
Nathan Ekololo
Midfielder 56'
56Subbed Off: 56'
David Brooks
Forward
54Booked: 54'

Substitutes
Gary Stephens
Forward
Gary Kelly
Unknown
56Subbed On: 56'
56'
Keith Hynes
Unknown
Declan Fallon
Defender
75Subbed On: 75'
75'
David Donohue
Midfield
64Subbed On: 64'
64'


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