St Pat's, Sligo and Dundalk book spots in Setanta Cup semi-finals

It was a good night for the SSE Airtricity League sides against their Irish League opponents tonight.

Pat's striker Mark Quigley celebrates scoring.
Pat's striker Mark Quigley celebrates scoring.
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ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC and Sligo Rovers both recorded 5-0 wins tonight to progress to the last four of the Setanta Sports Cup tonight.

Two goals each from Mark Quigley and Conan Byrne were added to by a late strike from Daryl Kavanagh as the Saints saw off Ballinamallard United with ease after a 1-0 first leg victory.

At the Showgrounds, Sligo went into their quarter-final tie against Crusaders with a 4-1 advantage and got off to a great start thanks to Evan McMillan’s opener after 11 minutes.

Danny North and Liam Flatley both scored twice while Ross Gaynor wasted the chance of a brace by missing a penalty on the stroke of half-time.

In the night’s other quarter-final, Dundalk overturned a 3-2 first leg defeat at the hands of Coleraine by sealing a 2-0 victory away from home.

Paddy Hoban was the first name on the scoresheet on 51 minutes but the Lilywhites had to wait until injury-time for Stephen O’Donnell to pop up with the vital goal.

Stephen Kenny’s side will face either holders Shamrock Rovers or Glentoran (who play next Monday) in the semi-finals, while Sligo Rovers meet St Patrick’s Athletic.

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Here were also a number of games in the EA Sports Cup tonight. Check out the results below:

Setanta Sports Cup quarter-finals: 

  • Coleraine 0-2 Dundalk (3-4 on agg)
  • Sligo Rovers 5-0 Crusaders (9-1 on agg)
  • St Patrick’s Athletic 5-0 Ballinamallard United ( 6-0 on agg)

Semi-final draw: 

  • Sligo Rovers v St Patrick’s Athletic
  • Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers/Glentoran

EA Sports Cup: 

  • Athlone Town 0-1 Longford Town 
  • Cork City 4-0 Limerick
  • Crumlin United 1-3 Drogheda United (aet)
  • Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic
  • Shelbourne 2-5 Bray Wanderers (aet)
  • UCD 0-3 Bohemians
  • Waterford United 2-1 Avondale United

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