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Listen: Kilkenny Radio Station Goes Mental As Thomastown United Shock Shamrock Rovers

David Kent
By David Kent
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It's been a very busy weekend of sport already, with the FA Cup last sixteen ties, plenty of Pro 12 rugby, GAA club and Sigerson finals and the President's Cup.

Clearly though, the most important fixture was the Leinster Senior Cup fourth round game between Thomastown United and Shamrock Rovers. Many people would've thought that they had seen the biggest upset of the weekend when Lincoln beat Burnley. Or even when St.Mary's toppled UCD.

Well, think again!

The tie was orginally meant to be in Tallaght Stadium, but Rovers waived home advantage to give the Kilkenny and District league side the ''biggest fixture in their club's history''.



The biggest result in their history would swiftly follow. Stephen Connolly grabbed a late winner, a superb strike into the top corner.

KCLR FM were covering on the game and provided everyone with a fantastic bit of commentary. Take it away Kevin Regan.


The excited screams sum up how the majority of Thomastown (which has a population of just under 3,000) are feeling tonight. They've knocked out the most successful side in Irish football history. Hoops fans will make the argument that it was far from a full-strength side that Stephen Bradley put out.

But you can only beat what's put in front of you and that's what Thomastown did.

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