Celtic’s youths reach the last eight

The victorious Killarney Celtic Youths team

WHILE the club’s senior team are blazing a trail in the FAI Junior Cup, thumping Donegal Hearts 4-1 in the last round, Killarney Celtic youths are making a mark of their own in the FAI Youths Cup and they have now reached the last eight.

They had a 3-1 victory over Villa FC of Waterford on Saturday with the all-important goals coming from Dylan O’Callaghan, James Darmody and Jackson O’Mahony.

Severe gusts of wind, rain and cold made for a very uncomfortable afternoon but Celtic warmed up their loyal band of supporters with two early goals.

Dylan O’Callaghan opened the scoring when he netted from a corner and then James Darmody gave the side another boost when he finished to the net after goalkeeper Adam Carey launched a long kick in to the Villa box.

Villa pulled one back in the second half but they were then reduced to 10 men. The Waterford side pressed for the equaliser but Celtic held out and they pounced for the important goal when Jackson O’Mahony scored from a breakaway to settle the tie.

Next up for Celtic is a home tie in the last eight against Park United from Cork.

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