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FAI Junior Cup Last 16
Boyle Celtic – 2
VEC FC – 0
Boyle Celtic made history this afternoon as they defeated United Churches League side VEC 2-0 to advance to the FAI Junior Cup Quarter-Final for the first time in their history.
Boyle had the home fans of Celtic Park on their feet within minutes of the referee’s opening whistle when Niall Brennan scored from close range on the seventh minute mark.
Boyle looked in control of the tie from that moment on and had several chances to double their lead through Brennan and John Connolly who struck the crossbar.
However, inside injury time star-man Shane Battles was fouled inside the box allowing Luka Roddy to step up and dispatch a penalty kick into the net to ensure Boyle created history.