Cork City booked their place in the final of the Ford FAI Cup with an impressive 2-0 victory over Bohemians at Dalymount Park.

The visitors started much the brighter, creating several chances before Liam Kearney broke the deadlock on 25 minutes when he tapped in a wonderful cross from man-of-the-match Leon McSweeney.

Bohemians struggled to create anything and only came to life just before the break. Darren Mansaram had their best chance but was unable to get any power into his free downward header.

Mansaram and Harpal Singh were the only Bohemians players that ever looked like creating anything as the home side, and indeed support, were strangely subdued.

City were looking comfortable and Bohemians boss Sean Connor introduced Michael McGinley on 60 minutes in order to add to the Gypsies attacking options.

However, Connor's gamble didn't pay off as the visitors were happy to absorb everything Bohemians could offer with McSweeney and Kearney a constant threat on the break.

That duo made sure of the result on 77 minutes when Kearney doubled his side’s lead with a sweet angled finish after some fine work from McSweeney, who burst past two challenges before laying the ball off.

Bohemians: Murphy, Heary, McGuinness, Pooley, Powell,(Richardson 24 - Fenn 78), McCann (McGinley 58), Hunt, Turner, Singh, Mansaram, Crowe.

Cork City: Devine, Horgan, O'Callaghan (Lordan 28), Murray, Woods, McSweeney, Gamble, Healy, Kearney, O Flynn, Behan.

Referee: D Hancock (Dublin)