Setanta Cup round-up: Hoops, Drogs and Cork all through to quarters

Three out of four Airtricity League teams advanced to the final eight this evening.

Credit: Mark Quigley celebrates with his Shamrock Rovers team-mates. Credit: INPHO/Presseye/Darren Kidd

Coleraine 0-2 Shamrock Rovers (Rovers win 2-1 on agg)
Cliftonville 2-2 Cork City (Cork win 6-2 on agg)
Glentoran 1-0 St Patrick’s Athletic (Glentoran win 1-0 on agg)
Portadown 0-5 Drogheda United (Drogs win 8-2 on agg)

THERE WERE WINS for Airtricity League sides Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United in the Setanta Cup tonight while Cork City also booked their place in the quarter-finals.

After losing to Coleraine in the first leg last week, goals from Mark Quigley and Ciaran Kilduff late on helped the Hoops turn the tie on its head.

Cork, who carried a four-goal cushion into tonight’s game, were held to a 2-2 draw at Solitude after Stephen Garrett found the back of the net with three minutes remaining.

Mick Cooke’s Drogheda United had a huge win over Portadown at Shamrock Park with the goals coming from Alan Byrne, Paul O’Conor, Gavin Brennan, Dave Cassidy and Philip Hand, while Glentoran will be one of three teams representing the IFA Premiership as they defeated St Patrick’s Athletic 1-0 at home.

Quarter-final draw:

  • Sligo Rovers v Glentoran
  • Cork City v Crusaders
  • Shamrock Rovers v Linfield
  • Derry City v Drogheda United

The first leg of Cork City v Crusaders will be played on Tuesday, February 26 with the return leg on March 4. In the other games the first legs are scheduled for March 4 and the second legs on March 11.

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