By Jonny Stapleton
The Tommy Clements Cup could produce a mouth watering clash of Champions, as AUL Premier A winners Sheriff YC and LSL top outfit Crumlin Utd progressed to separate semi finals yesterday.
The Dublin sides saw off quarter final challenges from Bangor Celtic and Wayside Celtic in the AUL Complex and will fight for final spots at the same venue on Thursday evening.
FAI Junior Cup winners, Sheriff remain on course to start the new campaign the way the finished the last by lifting a trophy after they brushed aside Leinster Senior League side Bangor Celtic. Despite missing Gavin McDermott and captain, Paul Murphy, who were both absent through suspension, Sheriff hit Celtic for six and only gave away one consolation goal.
It wasn’t quite as routine for Crumlin United as they booked their place in the last four. United beat fellow LSL side Wayside 2-1.
Sheriff v Crumlin might be the glamour final but O’Devaney Dunard and Aryefield United will be both be looking to throw a spanner in the works.
O’Devaney defeated AUL Premier C champions Donnycarney FC 3-1 to ensure they will renew acquaintances with fellow AUL Premier A side Sheriff in the last four. While AUL Premier A side Ayrfield United won by the odd goal in five to set up a semi final clash with Crumlin.
Tommy Clemence Cup Quarter-final results:
- Sheriff YC 6-1 Bangor Celtic
- Donnycarney FC 1-3 O’Devaney Dunard
- Ayrfield Utd 3-2 Eastwall Bessboro
- Crumlin Utd 2-1 Wayside Celtic
Tommy Clemence Semi finals to be played in the AUL Complex. Kick off at 7 pm:
- Sheriff YC v O’Devaney Dunard
- Ayrfield Utd v Crumlin Utd