RED HOT OPENER – Barca 2008 Part 3

  • Thu, Apr 24, 2008 @ 10:54

The Reds opener was against host side Europa SC and after missing a hatful of chances in the opening minutes they finally blitzed their opposition 6-0.

The Blues then had to play Europa SC in their next game while The Reds had a rest period. Some great football was played by the by Blues but the Europa goalkeeper was outstanding denying Saints on countless occasions.

Europa were not going to roll over easily and Daniel O'Rourke in goal for Pats kept them in the game with three fine stops. Finally Keifer Byrne got the break through, 1-0 to The Saints and moments later Byrne got his fourth goal of the tournament and made the game safe.

Pats Reds then took the field against Zurich FC and had little trouble dispatching them by a 10-0 scoreline. The Reds passing and movement was just too good for their opponents. Two wins out of two for both the Blues and the Reds.

It was now the turn of the two Pats sides to face each other. In an evenly contested game both sides gave a good account of themselves and the game finished with a 2-2 scoreline.

Keifer Byrne grabbed another goal to make his tally 5 while Alex Dolan scored a superb header at the back post for the Blues while Karl Tims and Craig Smithers netted for the Reds.

The 2-2 result meant the Blues had only to beat Zurich FC in their next game and the Reds had to gain at least a point against Barcelona for both teams to go through to the final.

Continued in Part 4

Next Fixture

Derry City / July 27th @ 7:45pm
Competition: League
Venue: The Brandywell

League Goals

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Jake Keegan


Dean Clarke


Thomas Byrne


Kevin Toner


League Table

Pos Team Pld Pts
2Cork City2557
3Waterford FC2544
4Shamrock Rovers2537
5Derry City2536
6St. Patrick's Athletic2633
7Bohemian FC2628
8Sligo Rovers2526
10Bray Wanderers2615