Watch: Kieran Sadlier scores a peach during tasty hat-trick against Longford Town

Cork City inflicted a 7-0 defeat on Longford Town to book their spot in the FAI Cup semi-finals.

CORK CITY INFLICTED a 7-0 defeat on Longford Town on Friday to book their place in the FAI Cup semi-finals, a performance which included a hat-trick from Kieran Sadlier.

He scored his first of the three goals in the 23rd minute after sending in a corner to set-up Gearóid Morrissey’s opener three minutes earlier.

Sadlier’s header to open up his own account was a fine effort after he got on the end of a cross from Karl Sheppard.

He was on target again with 20 minutes remaining of normal time remaining in the second half before scoring a wonder goal from distance to round of his hat-trick.

After gathering the ball in Longford Town territory, Sadlier took on his opponent before crashing the ball home from distance with a superb strike.

Ronan Coughlan, Josh O’Hanlon and Barry McNamee were the other Cork City players who were on target to make up the seven goals at the City Calling Stadium.

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The comprehensive victory keeps John Caulfield’s side on track to defend the Cup as they head for the last four of the competition. 

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