Leinster Senior Mills Cup Fingal 2 (Gary Sharman, David Bane) Glenanne 1 (Shane O'Donoghue)
Fingal worked themselves to the bone tonight at ALSAA to earn a Mills Cup semi-final berth where they will play either Monkstown or Bray on a night where Dave Bane hit the heights but also plumbed the depths. Gary Sharman (pictured) bagged the only goal of the first half, breaking past one tackle and smashing past Steven Doran in the 17th minute. Tom Manning rounded the Glens' keeper but swept wide on his reverse following a huge overhead indicative of Fingal's counter-attack tendencies.
In a heated second period, Derek O'Gorman was sin-binned, Stephen Butler saw a penalty stroke saved onto the post by stand-in goalkeeper Eoin Connolly - who performed well all game - while a drag-flick dinged off the post.
But Shane O'Donoghue got the Glens back on terms who swept home from the top of the circle with 16 minutes to go. Bane, however, dragged home the winner in the 66th minute to give Fingal a well earned victory through immense work rate and a well-orchestrated defence. The Fingal talisman, though, will face a ban following a red card brandished after the final whistle following an altercation with Doran.