Ryan Robinson 64' -
Red: 64'

Scored: 56'
- Tyler Dunphy 56'

Scored: 66'
- Karl Manahan 66'

FAI Cup Report: Killester Donnycarney 0 - 2 Wexford

Mon, Aug 30 2021

Andrew Dempsey reports from Hadden Park

Wexford sealed their place in the last eight of the FAI Cup thanks to a professional performance against Leinster Senior League side Killester Donnycarney, winning 2-0.

Goals from Tyler Dunphy and Karl Manahan sealed the deal for the Slaneysiders after a dominant second-half display.

They will now join UCD in the quarter-finals of the competition as the two sole second-tier sides left standing.

A resurgent Wexford came into this potential banana skin with a real incentive on their hands.

With a win, they would join First Division rivals UCD in the hat for the last-eight of the FAI Cup, and for a side that were in dire straits before the appointment of Ian Ryan, that was nothing to be scoffed at.

Killester-Donnycarney came through their first-round tie against Usher Celtic after a late Eoin Fowler winner seperated the sides on that occasion.

But Gary Howlett’s side have struggled in recent months with player departures. Although, they have been able to recruit former Shelbourne and Bohemians winger Karl Moore ahead of this season.

Unfortunately for the Hadden Park side, they could not call upon the services of Moore for this specific game, with the ex-Man City trainee missing out on a start through injury.

And their pre-season struggles were almost exploited early on as Wexford made a quick start to the game.

Jack Doherty went close before being forced off with an injury, while Jack Moylan too fashioned an opening that Jack Lydon batted away.

Incredibly, however, the Leinster Senior League side almost broke the deadlock through forward Eoin Fowler.

Fowler pounced on a loose ball but he could only see his early chance crash off the top of the bar as the First Division side breathed an early sigh of relief.

Steven Nolan also went close for the 2020 FAI Intermediate Cup runners up shortly after, but that was after Wexford ought to have taken the lead through Harry Groome.

The Shelbourne loanee headed straight at Lydon after some great play from Karl Fitzsimons found the young forward free inside the penalty area.

It was Killester, although, who finished the half off the stronger of the two sides, but neither Mark Ryan nor Fowler could suitably test Jimmy Corcoran as the side’s went in at the break scoreless.

Wexford, emerged a much better side in the second-half, and their early intent was rewarded in the 56th minute as they took the lead through Tyler Dunphy

Dunphy was found free inside the six-yard box after Evan Farrell forced a mistake from Craig Giles, tapping home into an empty net.

That was after Moylan saw an effort clip off the woodwork for Ian Ryan’s young guns who were exerting more and more dominance on proceedings.

And if going behing wasn’t difficult enough, Killester’s task got even more more challenging after Ryan Robinson was dismissed for a late lunge on Paul Cleary.

From the resulting attack, Wexford grabbed their second. Some good play from Paul Fox found Karl Manahan free on the edge of the penalty area, with the Greystones native finding the top corner with a great strike.

Dunphy almost grabbed a second of his own late on, but he saw his strike on goal crash off the bar, with Farrell blasting over the rebound.

But that mattered little as Wexford reached the last eight of the FAI Cup for the first time since 2016 with minimal fuss as the Slaneysiders resurgence under their new boss continued.


Killester Donnycarney: Jack Lydon; Sean Rogers, Ryan Robinson, Steven Nolan, Craig Giles; Mark Ryan (Josh Scully 83), Michael Kelly, Stephen Chambers (c), Sam Burgess (David Blake 88); Eoin Fowler, Robert Dunne (Karl Moore 79).

Subs not used: Gary Kenna, Evan White, Darren Kavanagh, Cian Whelan, Eric Madden, Matthew Taaffe.

Booked: Sean Rogers (34), Michael Kelly (65), Eoin Fowler (78), Craig Giles (90).

Sent off: Ryan Robinson (64).

Wexford: Jimmy Corcoran; Kevin McEvoy, Lorcan Fitzgerald (c), Paul Cleary (Cian Kelly 83); Jack Moylan, Karl Manahan, Karl Fitzsimons (Nicky Leonard 83), Jack Doherty (Jack Connolly 3), Thomas Considine (Paul Fox 46); Harry Groome (Tyler Dunphy 46), Evan Farrell.

Subs not used: Sean Martin, Donal Porter, Ayman Yousif, Luke Scanlon.

Booked: Evan Farrell (39) Lorcan Fitzgerald (65).

Referee: Kevin O'Sullivan.

Attendance: 200.

extratime.com Player of the Match: Jack Moylan (Wexford).

Killester Donnycarney
WJuly 25, 2021
Killester Donnycarney 1 - 0 Usher Celtic
LAug. 29, 2021
Killester Donnycarney 0 - 2 Wexford
WSept. 10, 2021
St John Bosco 1 - 2 Killester Donnycarney
WNov. 21, 2021
Killester Donnycarney 2 - 1 Templeogue
WApril 24, 2022
Killester Donnycarney 2 - 0 Carrigaline Utd
Jack Lydon
Sean Rogers
Booked: 34'
Ryan Robinson
Sent Off: 64'
Steven Nolan
Craig Giles
Booked: 90'
Mark Ryan
83Subbed Off: Josh Scully 83'
Michael Kelly
Booked: 65'
Stephen Chambers
Sam Burgess
88Subbed Off: David Blake 88'
Eoin Fowler
Booked: 78'
Robert Dunne
79Subbed Off: Karl Moore 79'

Evan White
Cian Whelan
Matthew Taaffe
Josh Scully
83Subbed On: Mark Ryan 83'
Karl Moore
79Subbed On: Robert Dunne 79'
Eric Madden
Gary Kenna
Darren Kavanagh
David Blake
88Subbed On: Sam Burgess 88'
LApril 22, 2022
Wexford 0 - 2 Waterford
WApril 29, 2022
Athlone 0 - 3 Wexford
DMay 2, 2022
Wexford 1 - 1 Bray
LMay 7, 2022
Longford 2 - 1 Wexford
LMay 13, 2022
Wexford 0 - 4 Galway
30 Jimmy Corcoran
3 Kevin McEvoy
23 Lorcan Fitzgerald ©
Booked: 65'
4 Paul Cleary
Defender 83'
83Subbed Off: Cian Kelly 83'
Jack Moylan
8 Karl Manahan
Scored: 66'
9 Karl Fitzsimons
Midfielder 83'
83Subbed Off: Nicky Leonard 83'
10 Jack Doherty
Midfielder 3'
3Subbed Off: Jack Connolly 3'
12 Thomas Considine
Midfielder 46'
46Subbed Off: Paul Fox 46'
21 Harry Groome
Forward 46'
46Subbed Off: Tyler Dunphy 46'
19 Evan Farrell
Booked: 39'

Donal Porter
18 Sean Martin
Nicky Leonard
Defender 83'
83Subbed On: Karl Fitzsimons 83'
Cian Kelly
Defender 83'
83Subbed On: Paul Cleary 83'
11 Paul Fox
Midfield 46'
46Subbed On: Thomas Considine 46'
24 Tyler Dunphy
Forward 46'
46Subbed On: Harry Groome 46'
Scored: 56'
Jack Connolly
Midfield 3'
3Subbed On: Jack Doherty 3'
18 Luke Scanlon
Ayman Yousif


Competition: 2021 FAI Cup Second Round

Date: 2 p.m. Aug. 29, 2021


Referee: Kevin O'Sullivan

Attendance: Unknown