St Pat's Athletic manager Liam Buckley felt his side kept the ball well in their emphatic 6-1 win over Finn Harps in the FAI Ford Cup semi-final at Richmond Park.

Pat's can now look forward to a meeting with either Shamrock Rovers or Derry City in the decider at the Aviva Stadium on 2 November.

Despite Harps getting a lot of players behind the ball, Buckley knew his side would create chances against their First Division opponents.

Speaking to RTÉ Sport, he said: "We did retain the ball really well today and although they did get back in numbers I felt it was only a matter of time before we created chances. Once we created those chances I knew we were going to score.

"Some of the goals were great finishes" - Liam Buckley

The Pat's boss also expressed his delight at the quality of the marksmanship. 

"Some of the goals were great finishes. Killian Brennan's one that went over the keeper with his right foot was a tremendous finish," he added.

"We fully deserved the victory against opposition who were at times robust in the challenge. Once we got the second goal and then the third, I thought we would go on from there." 

Buckley also had news about Pat's substitute Sam Verdon, who was stretchered off late on following a tackle from Sean McCarron.

"As for Sam Verdon, we don't think there is anything broke. Hopefully, he'll be okay in a week or two. There's a bit of swelling on his ankle."  

Liam Buckley and Ollie Horgan