Donnelly sinks old club as holders set up quarter-final clash with Crues
Irish Cup holders Glentoran are through to the quarter-finals again this year after a 1-0 win over Cliftonville in Saturday night's second round tie at The Oval.
Rory Donnelly grabbed the winner against his former club, heading home from a Dale Gorman corner after the interval.
The Glens have again drawn north Belfast opposition in the last eight and will again have home advantage when they face Crusaders on Tuesday night.
FT: #IrishCup 2nd round @Glentoran 1 @cliftonvillefc 0— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 8, 2021
Rory Donnelly’s 2nd half header v his old club from Dale Gorman’s corner sends the Glens through. Home to @CrusadersFC for the holders in the quarter-finals on Tuesday night.#SadlersPeakyBlinderIrishCup pic.twitter.com/ofaLZl0NKv
Reds striker Michael McCrudden - a substitute at The Oval - has been named April’s Danske Bank Player of the Month by the NI Football Writers’ Association. Rory Donnelly had also been nominated for the award.
⚽️ Cliftonville’s Michael McCrudden is the NIFWA #DanskeBankPrem Player of the Month for April. He scored nine goals, with hat-tricks against Warrenpoint and Carrick. The Reds lost to Glentoran in the Irish Cup last night.— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 9, 2021
Sport on air on the hour pic.twitter.com/fpHu6hxZ3c
The upset on Saturday was Loughgall beating Warrenpoint:
FT: #IrishCup 2nd round— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 8, 2021
Ballymena 5-0 PSNI
Carrick 2-2 Bangor
CR win 3-1 on pens
Dergview 2-0 St. James' Swifts
Knockbreda 0-5 Crusaders
Larne 8-1 Dollingstown
Linfield 5-2 Dungannon
Loughgall 1-0 Warrenpoint
Glentoran v Cliftonville 5.30pm pic.twitter.com/owYcwCkVtm
And here's the full draw:
⚽️#IrishCup QF draw— Q Radio News (@qnewsdesk) May 8, 2021
Larne v Carrick
Loughgall v Linfield
Glentoran or Cliftonville (5.30pm) v Crusaders
Ballymena v Dergview pic.twitter.com/FbFmAZld87