As expected Cork City made it through to the Setanta Cup semi-finals and booked an away meeting with the winners of Group 1 after this win over Dungannon Swifts at Turners Cross.

This was the second meeting of the sides in the group this season, with the first match ending in a scoreless draw at Stangmore Park.

Cork had two big wins over Portadown to gather their seven points, with Swifts drawing four of their five group games, which meant only a big win for the Irish League side would give them any chance of reaching the last four of the competition.

The home side rested eight players such as midfielder Joe Gamble and top scorer Roy O'Donovan, as both were on yellow cards and manager Damien Richardson wanted them available for the semi-final.

Despite the changes Cork were very dominant in the first half and might have scored more than Colin O'Brien's fourth minute opener, his first of the season and Denis Behan's second which was set up by a pinpoint cross from the right by Cathal Lordan.
 
Dungannon reduced the arrears after 64 minutes when a free kick from 20 yards was struck by Shane McCabe and a deflection off the wall took in past goalkeeper Mark McNulty.

The visitors were unlucky to finish with ten men as goalkeeper David Wells was shown the red card for handling just outside his penalty area, as it seemed his momentum took him outside the box.

Cork: McNulty; Woods, O'Callaghan, Murray, Cillian Lordan;
Lally, O'Brien, Cathal Lordan, Daly; O'Flynn, Behan.
Substitutes: O'Donovan for Daly 60 mins, K Caulfield
for Behan 84,Murphy for Cathal Lordan 88.

Dungannon: Wells; Gallagher, G Fitzpatrick, McMinn, McConkey; Luiz, T Fitzpatrick, McCabe, McAree, Hamill; McAllister.
Substitutes: Barron for Luiz H/T,Nelson for Gallagher 82.

Referee. Declan Hanney (Dublin).