Cockhill Celtic beats Letterkenny Rovers in FAI Intermediate Cup

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FAI Intermediate Cup result: Letterkenny Rovers 0 v 1 Cockhill Celtic

Visitors Cockhill Celtic took an early lead when Letterkenny Rovers’ goalie Rory Kelly was beaten at his near post when Derek Doherty’s shot took a wicked deflection in the sixth minute.

The play was end-to-end, with Letterkenny’s Darren McElwaine coming close to equalising 20 minutes later against Ulster Senior League Champions Cockhill.

The pitch needed a late inspection before the match was given the go-ahead but the players ignored the wet conditions to put on a thrilling display in the opening stages.

The game at Leckview in Letterkenny had already been postponed from last weekend due to the playing surface.

At half-time, it was Cockhill who led 1-0.

Cockhill came close to doubling their advantage several times in the second half, but one goal was enough to win the tie in the end.

They now advance to Round 2 of the cup.

Winning Cockhill Celtic manager Gavin Cullen spoke to presenter Chris Ashmore on Sunday Sport…