ST FRANCIS, Rochestown College have qualified for an unprecedented two All-Ireland soccer finals.
The Cork school have their sights on the double after their Munster Junior Cup winning team beat Marist College, Athlone in their All-Ireland semi-final at Pike Rovers grounds in Limerick yesterday.
Roco, coached and managed by former Cork City and Ipswich Town midfielder Cathal Lordan and Derek Murray, were reduced to nine men in extra-time but still managed to pull off a great win on penalties.
The U17 junior team now join Roco’s senior team in the All-Ireland finals later in the month.
Westport and goes ahead at Home Farm’s grounds at Whitehall on next Wednesday, March 22 with a 1 o’clock kick-off.
Roco were a goal down at half-time yesterday before Evan Donlon equalised with ten minutes to go and they had Adam Hennessy and Patrick Buckley both sent off on yellow cards but Roco intend to appeal Buckley’s dismissal.
The Cork boys were missing Jaze Kabia on a match ban yesterday after he scored both goals in a 2-1 provincial decider against Shannon-based St Caimin’s in Charleville last week.
Kabia, a son of former Cork City striker Jason Kabia, is eligible to play in the junior final on March 29.