- Thursday September 16th, 2010 @ 22:30
SAINTS HOST FINGAL IN FAI CUP QUARTER FINALS
St Pat's welcome Sporting Fingal to Richmond Park this Saturday with a place in the FAI Cup semi-finals at stake.
The Saints overcame Dundalk in the 3rd round, and then more recently Belgrove FC by two goals to nil to earn their place in the last eight.
Derek Doyle and Ian Bermingham were on the score sheet in the last round, and both players are expected to feature in Saturday's game.
The sides recently played out a dramatic Dublin derby in August, with the Saints securing a last minute winner for a 3-2 win at the Morton Stadium.
As reigning cup-holders Liam Buckley's side will be keen to continue their cup run and there are a number of ex-Pat's players like Gary O'Neill and Alan Kirby who will be anticipating a successful return to Richmond Park.
Following recent losses to Shamrock Rovers and UCD, the Saints squad will be intent on getting back to winning ways and will be fully focused on cup glory come lunchtime on Saturday.
Gareth Coughlan and Paul Byrne are still on the long term injury list while Ryan Guy is struggling with a knee injury and is a doubt.
David McAllister is suspended and both Garret O'Connor and Chris Bennion are cup-tied.
The match kicks off at lunchtime on Saturday at 1.00pm at Richmond Park and match tickets are available from the club Super Store on Emmet Road priced at €15 adult, €10 student/ OAPs and €5 child with an adult family.