- Published: Friday, 26 February 2016 12:46
Carndonagh Community School 3-0 Arklow CBS
Keelan Doherty (27), Christy McLaughlin (F) (58, 65)
CARNDONAGH COMMUNITY SCHOOL sealed victory in the Bank of Ireland FAI Schools Dr. Tony O’Neill National Senior Cup semi-final on Thursday 25th February at the Peace Link, Clones following a sterling performance against Arklow CBS. CCS made an impressive start to the game thanks to the commanding presence of Sam Todd and Darragh Folan. Carn were first to show when a series of short passes ended with Cathal Farren having a shot which narrowly missed the far post. After 18 minutes Christy McLaughlin tested Gary Fennell in the Arklow goal with a shot but the net minder was equal to the challenge as he saved well from 18 yards out.
The deadlock was broken in the 27th minute after some good play from James McKinney and Cathal Farren was finished with a well taken volley from close range by target man Keelan Doherty. Arklow replied through their lively forward Darren Dempsey who crossed for Cian Li but Daniel Houghton made a crucial save to keep the scoreline in Carndonagh's favour with 10 minutes to the interval. The game was heading towards half time when an expertly planned corner routine was ruined by Christy Fildara's inability to follow some simple instructions.