VIDEO/IMAGES Avenue pip Tulla in Cup Semi-Final penalty shootout

VIDEO/IMAGES Avenue pip Tulla in Cup Semi-Final penalty shootout


Patrick Wilson taking a penalty against Tulla's Barry Ryan in Wednesday's semi-final clash at the County Grounds
David Russell taking a penalty against Tulla’s Barry Ryan in Wednesday’s semi-final clash at the County Grounds. Pic Patrick Wilson

The County Grounds in Doora witnessed an epic penalty shootout on Wednesday evening as Avenue United A and Tulla United A played out an entertaining Hugh Kelly Premier Division Cup Semi-Final tie.

Avenue won the game 9-8 on penalties after the game finished 1-1 after extra-time.

Action from Wednesday's game
Action from Wednesday’s game. Pic Clare District Soccer League

The deciding penalty came courtesy of a penalty save by Avenue keeper James Tierney from his Tulla counterpart Barry Ryan.

Avenue play Bridge Utd in the Final after the Sixmilebridge outfit defeated Shannon Olympic 4-0 in their semi-final game last week.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.