ROVERS QUALIFY FOR AVIVA FINAL AFTER FAMOUS WIN

FAI INTERMEDIATE CUP

ROVERS QUALIFY FOR AVIVA FINAL AFTER FAMOUS WIN
By Diarmaid Doherty Sport@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

Letterkenny Rovers' dreams of a first ever FAI Intermediate Cup success are firmly on track after Sunday's fantastic win over Ringmahon Rangers.

On a day that will live long in the memory for everyone associated with the club, Rovers got the better of Ringmahon in a closely fought semi-final replay at Leckview Park yesterday.

They qualify for the final at the Aviva Stadium where Crumlin United will provide the opposition.

Crumlin came through their semi-final replay against Portmarnock, also by 2-0, on Friday night.

The final, which will be played on Saturday night, May 14th, will be an occasion to look forward to.

But it will do well to beat the feeling of joy and the emotion that greeted the full-time whistle at the end of Sunday's tie.

Rovers, a club with such a proud history, have enjoyed some memorable days.

However, Sunday's win, which puts them into a first ever final at this level, was special. There were tears shed among the more senior members of the club as the celebrations got underway.

Impressive

They had watched their team produce another impressive performance against a Cork side who did their best to spoil the party and who if anything, were slightly on top when Letterkenny struck for the opening goal.

Paul McVeigh put Rovers in front on 74 minutes when he fired home.

Ringmahon had scored deep into injury time in Cork to send this tie to a replay.

However, on this occasion, Rovers held on to their lead and got the all-important insurance goal when substitute, David Shovlin scored right at the death.

It sealed a famous victory on a memorable afternoon at Leckview Park.