Munster Junior Cup
Pike Rovers came from a goal down to eventually be crowned Champions of Munster on Saturday night.
The Limerick side responded well to going behind and scored either side of the break to secure deserved Munster Junior Cup success.
Pike started the better of the two and after Aaron Wall was alert to deny John Connery he saved from Cain Collins all before five minutes were gone.
Colin Bargary had the Saints first shot in anger but fired over after good work from Jimmy Carr on 15 mins.
David Slattery then forced a good save from Gary Neville before the resultant corner saw Neville do well with a reflex save from a Chris Higgins header, but Pa Quinn did well to hook the ball home to give the Tipp side a goal lead on 17 minutes.
Pike looked like they had leveled straight away when Aaron Wall was challenged in the air and the ball went in the net, but after much confusion Saints were awarded a free out.
Pike did eventually level on 24 minutes when veteran defender Pa Mullins flicked home a Wayne Donovan corner.
The goal buoyed Pike Rovers and straight away Cian Collins latched on to a John Connery flick, but with the goal at his mercy shot wide across the goal. Pike had the better of the next ten minutes winning a series of corners mainly through Aaron Nunan down the right wing, but failed to take the lead.
Just before the break David Slattery thought he had put Michaels back in front when he had the ball in the Pike net following a Joey Mulcahy free kick but the referee awarded a free out and cut the celebrations short.
Slattery had the second halfs first chance, but this time his header was saved by Gary Neville on 50 mins. Pike went down the field and took the lead. A Donovan ball dropped behind Richie Ryan and Cian Collins produced a stunning finish past Aaron Wall to make to put Rovers in Cup winning pole.
Pike took control from then on and showed superior game management to keep Saints at bay and as a result all but coasted to victory.
A powerful Eoin Hanrahan free just whizzed past the post on 63 mins before Colin Daly, John Connery and Aaron Nunan all went close to adding a third goal before the end.