Sunday 29th January 2023, 1:30pm
Aileach came to Leckview Park Astro and justified favouritism defeating Donegal League One side Letterkenny Rovers 6-0 to book a semi final berth in the Ulster Junior Cup.
Aileach have a proud record in this competition and it didn't take long for them to open their account when Darren McMonagle headed home on eleven minutes when unmarked six yards out.
McMonagle then forced a save from home stopper Blake Forkan before huge Rovers claims for a penalty after a foul on Luke Parke were waved away by match referee George Clinton.
The visitors took full advantage of that reprieve when doubling their lead on 25 minutes when Aaron Nash fired low to the corner with a neat cushioned effort and extended their advantage on 38 when Ethan Canning drive in from the left hand side before firing a blistering effort to the roof of the net.
Rovers had chances through Jordan Nugent and Tony Duffy but couldn't find a way past the well marshalled Aileach defence.
Any chances of a Rovers comeback in the second half were snuffed out on 48 minutes when Nash netted to make it 4-0 before they made it 5-0 on 53 when McMonagle grabbed his second of the afternoon.
The win was copper fastened on 74 when Darren Bradley netted making it 6-0 as Emmett McLaughlins side comfortably move into the last four.