Charlie Cahill Cup Final: Liffey beat Maynooth on penos

by Jonny Stapleton
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Liffey Wanderers celebrated ‘Full Monty’ style as Aaron Montgomery sealed  Charlie Cahill Cup final victory on Friday night gone.

There were joyous scenes as the Pearse Street club defeated Maynooth University town in a battle of the cup specialists at Frank Cooke Park.

Montgomery proved the hero holding his nerve to score the winning spot-kick, as fittingly two sides who are just two points apart in LSL Senior Sunday couldn’t be separated after a tight and tense 110 minutes.

The recent FAI Intermediate Cup winners, who kicked off an exciting weekend of LSL Cup action on the Northside, canceled each other out throughout normal and extra-time, meaning a shootout was needed to decide the destination of the silverware.

Finding a winner from12 yards also proved difficult as both teams scored their first five penalties. Lee Doyle, who saved three penos in the semi-final shootout, thought he was afforded the chance to bask in the spot kick spotlight again when he managed to make a save.

However, the ball still managed to find its way into the back of the net, spinning over the line before he could rise to his feet and repel it a second time.

As a result sudden death ensued and Montgomery was handed the opportunity to be the man of the moment when Maynooth sent their sixth peno over the bar.

The midfielder grabbed his chance with both hands and converted the penalty that allowed club captain Conor Riddick place both hands on the cup and lift it aloft.    

Liffey Wanderers celebrate after their Cahill Cup final win over fellow top-flight side Maynooth Uni last Friday

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