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Photos from 29 years ago. Ballincollig v Wilton United AUL Shield semi-final

Photos from 29 years ago

Ballincollig v Wilton United AUL Shield semi-final

Turner's Cross Jan 93. Ref: R142

Wilton led twice but lost semi-final shootout

Encouragement for Wilton from manager Ger Hayes

Ballincollig's Paddy Byrne (RIP) urges them on

Ballincollig, with late equaliser and shootout win, go through to the final.
(Fault in digital file)

Ballincollig got through to the Shield final. But only just, needing a 90th minute equaliser from Lennie Walker and all their shootout expertise to advance against Wilton Utd.

Wilton's Ray Claffey had mixed fortunes. He put them a ahead with a cracking 6th minute strike, then conceded an own goal, later took a Gerry Ring header off the line before seeing his shootout kick come back off a post. The deserved Ballincollig equaliser came in the 57th minute following a dangerous cross by Mick Savage.

Late on, Fergal Giltinan's strong shot was too hot for Ballincollig keeper Finbarr Hogan and it looked like Wilton would win until Walker's last gasp equaliser.