Erne Wanderers and Cappry Rovers will compete in this season’s Colin Breslin Memorial Youth Cup Final after both teams recorded 2-1 victories over Letterkenny sides Bonagee United and Letterkenny Rovers at the weekend.
Erne had a hard fought victory at the Dry Arch Park and Cappry with home advantage got revenge over Letterkenny Rovers after their Youth League play off defeat the previous week. The date and venue for the final will be announced shortly.
John ‘Gorey’ Curran Cup semi-final previews
Fanad United make the long journey to Ballyshannon to play Erne Wanderers which should be a cracking game. These two sides have already met this season in another cup competition where Erne Wanderers were victorious by five goals to three, but despite that result Fanad United will begin as favourites.
Michael Herrity’s side contain top players in Joe Blaney, Kevin Murray, David Edwards, Kyle Black and top goal scorer Brian McBride and the strength of these may just be too much for the Ballyshannon men.
Kevin Gallagher manager of the opposition will have a full strength squad to choose from, with players of the calibre of Eamon McGrath, Donal O’Keefe, Michael McNally and strikerJamie McDonald all in his squad.
Meanwhile, Letterkenny Rovers have already defeated Cappry Rovers twice this season and will be looking to book a final spot in the John ‘Gorey’ Curran Cup where he was a legend among club members.
But Cappry will be well up for this tie especially after their victory last weekend in the Colin Breslin Cup against this weekend opponents. Anthony Gorman’s side have been successful in the past in this competition and will be looking to win it for the second time.
In their quarter-final game Letterkenny Rovers overcame a strong Drumbar United side by three goals to nil and Cappry had a convincing victory over League newcomers Illistrin FC. To reach the final Letterkenny Rovers will need to overcome an ever improving Cappry Rovers side managed by Willie Doherty and Columba Moss.
Colin Breslin Cup semi-final
Cappry Rovers 2-1 Letterkenny Rovers
Bonagee United 1-2 Erne Wanderers
Ulster FA Cup quarter-final
Fanad United 1-0 Buncrana Hearts
John ‘Gorey’ Curran Cup semi-finals
Cappry Rovers v Letterkenny Rovers
Erne Wanderers v Fanad United
Extra time and penalties required if necessary.