Fitzpatrick sends Hoops into the last four of Irish Cup

Lurgan Celtic's open goal scorer Aaron Haire celebrates.
Lurgan Celtic's open goal scorer Aaron Haire celebrates.

Lurgan Celtic pulled off one of the biggest shocks in Irish Cup history as they dumped Portadown out of the competition with a 3-2 win at Shamrock Park.

Striker Raymond Fitzpatrick scored the winner from the penalty spot near the end to create club history and assure the Lurgan side at least £10,000 in prizemoney for reaching the last four.

The Hoops held a 2-0 lead thanks to goals by former Ports players Aaron Haire and Shea Conaty before ten man Portadown hit back to level at 2-2.

But Fitzpatrick kept his nerve to seal a massive shock in this local derby and the Hoops were through.