FAI Intermediate Cup
Avondale United 3
Avondale progressed as expected to the next round of the FAI Intermediate Cup over the weekend.
The seven time winners took on a Kinsale that play two divisions below them in the MSL and put three past the divisionally inferior outfit to reach round 2.
The deadlock was broken on 21 mins when a ball from deep in defence was touched on by Josh O’Shea to Vinny O’Brien and he sent the ball to the roof of the net from the edge of the area. Kinsale did have periods in the first half, but the Dales doubled the lead on 52 minutes.
Eoghan Lougheed found Sean Brosnan wide on the right, his accurate cross was met by the in rushing Jonathon Creamer and his diving header gave Stephen O Neill no chance .
Avondale were reduced to 10 men soon after when Creamer got a second yellow card for a needless rash challenge.
However, Avondale managed to add another. Vinny O Brien made it three on 85 mins when a short free kick from McGreevy gave him the chance to shoot from range and finish from range.