O'Brien hat-trick seals final spot
DROGHEDA UNITED are in the EA Sports Cup final thanks to a 3-1 win over Derry City at the Brandywell, with Declan O'Brien grabbing a hat-trick.
O'Brien opened the scoring in the 12th minute after being gifted a goal by a calamitous home defence.
Derry equalised in the 38th minute, thanks to David McDaid's tap-in, but Drogheda once again took the lead in the 66th minute as O'Brien grabbed his second.
Ten minutes later, he completed his hat-trick to seal the result.