03 Oct 2022

Paulstown twins clash in thrilling FAI Cup tie

Paulstown twins clash in thrilling FAI Cup tie

Waterford goalkeeper Paul Martin and John Martin of Dundalk during the FAI Cup Quarter-Final match between Waterford and Dundalk at the RSC in Waterford. Photo by Ben McShane/Sportsfile

Waterford claimed a famous scalp when the first division side defeated Dundalk on a 3-2 scoreline in the Quarter-Finals of the FAI Cup on Friday night.

From a Kilkenny point of view it was most noteworthy as Paulstown twin brothers John and Paul Martin met on opposite sides.

Paul was in goal for Waterford and ironically John is a former player of theirs and speaking to RTE Sport after the game, John outlined his thoughts.

"It's a weird one for our parents, up in the crowd not knowing who to shout for.

"I thought he played well and I relished it to be fair.

"It was a mad one, a mad one altogether. It was a crazy finish but we're delighted to get over the line".

Shane Griffin, Darragh Power and Phoneix Patterson netted the winning goals for Waterford as they advance to the semi-finals of the competition.

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