Rockmount stun Cork City to become first amateur side in six years to lift Munster Senior Cup

Tue, Aug 04 2020
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Rockmount ended Cork City’s three-year hold on the Munster Senior Cup as they swept aside the holders in extra time at Turner’s Cross on Tuesday night.

Watched by the club’s most famous past player, Roy Keane, the Munster Senior League side scored twice in extra time to become the first amateur side to win the cup since Douglas Hall in 2014.

A much-changed City side took to the field with just one of the side beaten 1-0 by Bohemians at the same venue on Sunday, full-back Uniss Kargbo.

They still boasted first-team regulars like goalkeeper Liam Bossin and winger Daire O’Connor, however they were well-matched by their amateur counterparts.

Neither side found the target in normal time and it was the challengers who took the lead in the eight minute of extra time as Eoin Murphy swept the ball past Bossin.

And the ex-Ireland under-21 keeper was left red-faced in the dying moments as he pushed towards the halfway line and Dean Leahy sent the ball streaming from his own half into the empty net.

Read Dylan O'Connell's match report from Turner's Cross here. Reaction to follow.

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