Crockett at his very Best as Ballymun see off  Wayside

by Aaron Dunne
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Ballymun United 3

Wayside Celtic 0

Dublin football’s very own Davy Crockett was at his sharp shooting best as Ballymun United took a Senior Sunday scalp to reach the last four of the Charlie Cahill Cup last weekend.

David ‘Crockett’ Somers scored a brace for the LSL Intermediate second-tier outfit, as they defeated Wayside Celtic to progress to the semi-final of the cup contest.

 ‘The Mun’ lead by a goal going into the last 25 minutes but the experienced former St Mochtas and Tolka Rovers attacking midfielder came off the bench to make sure.

Jamie Philips gave the hosts the lead after 21 minutes, an advantage they took into the turn.

A single goal remained between the sides up until Somers, a player with a prolonged history when it comes to vital goals, doubled their advantage just after the turn.

Somers continued to shine in his cameo and put the game to bed with an injury-time


The win was United’s third over top-flight opposition in this season’s competition.

They are the only non-Senior Sunday side left in the cup contest after their Senior Sunday 1 counterparts Usher Celtic and Skerries Town both suffered quarter-final defeats.

Leaders of the second tier, Usher gave top-flight front-runners Lucan United a run for their money and an exciting final-eight clash.

Usher took the lead via Gary Gannon and fought their way back level after falling a goal behind thanks to Mark Malone, however, a last winner saw Lucan win a five-goal thriller and go through to the semis.  

It was more routine for Glebe North as they scored five for the second time round running to book a final four slot.

A Reece Weldon wonder strike was among the five finishes that helped the Blabriggan side overcome Skerries Town.  

St Mochta’s make up the final four having accounted for Killester Donnycarney last week.

Ballymun United’s Anto O’Brien in action during his side’s Charlie Charlie Cahill Cup quarter- final

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