Avenir Sports All-Island Cup quarter-finalists confirmed

All Island Cup Crusaders Strikers v Shamrock Rovers
Crusaders Strikers challenge Shamrock Rovers. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

The Avenir Sports All-Island Cup quarter-finalists are now known following the final group games played over the last three days.

Group A: Linfield 6-0 Lisburn Ladies, Peamount United 1-0 Bohemians
Group B: Cork City 1-3 Cliftonville, Wexford 1-2 Shelbourne
Group C: DLR Waves 1-1 Treaty United, Crusaders Strikers 2-2 Shamrock Rovers
Group D: Galway United 2-2 Athlone Town, Sligo Rovers 1-5 Glentoran

Linfield secured a quarter-final berth when hitting Lisburn Ladies for six in the Friday evening fixture, to top Group A on goals scored, aided by a 13-minute hat-trick from Eve Reilly.

Peamount United edged Bohemians by the only goal of the game on 57 minutes from Freya Healy, to also book their place in the last eight.

Shelbourne won 2-1 away to Wexford with a penalty from Rebecca Devereux, as both sides progressed from Group B.

Cliftonville are out despite coming from behind for a 3-1 victory at Cork City. Colleen Kennedy-O’Connell’s first-half opener brought a quickfire double from Fi Morgan in reply, before Caitlin McGuinness completed the scoring.

Michelle Doonan put DLR Waves ahead against Treaty United, whose Stefanie Young struck back before the break

Crusaders Strikers and Shamrock Rovers tied 2-2, Darcie McNeill at the double for Crues and Aine O’Gorman with early and late goals for the visitors, who topped a tight group on g0al-difference from Treaty United.

Avenir Sports All-Island Cup, Crusaders Strikers v Shamrock Rovers
Crusaders Strikers under pressure from Shamrock Rovers. (Bob Hall Sports Photography)

Galway United twice equalised for a 2-2 home draw with Athlone Town, the second leveller coming in the 89th minute. Both teams were already through from Group D.

Sligo Rovers’ Muireann Devaney replied to Kerry Beattie’s opener for Glentoran, only for Kelly Bailie to swiftly put the Glens back in front. Demi Vance later extended the lead, followed by a solo effort from Chloe McCarron and the fifth from Joely Andrews.

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