Job done for Bohs but as the dust settled on their 2-0 FAI Cup quarter-final win against Crumlin United, Keith Long was already bracing himself for the "big obstacle" of Shamrock Rovers.

The fierce Dublin rivals meet in a mouthwatering semi-final at Dalymount Park later this month 

"We negotiated what was a a tricky game for us," Long told RTÉ Sport's John Kenny.

"Crumlin are a top Leinster Senior League side. To come in with such a young team on the back of Friday (against Waterford), when I thought we should have got something out of the game, it's really positive to get through to the next round of the FAI Cup. It's job done really.

"We've got a really tough game now against Rovers in Dalymount. It's a big obstacle to overcome."

Crumlin were huge underdogs at Richmond Park but they showed real resilience to make the Gypsies work for victory. They occasionally threatened themselves too but just didn't have enough quality to really worry the Premier Division outfit, who are still without several key men due to injuries.

"We probably should have had a few more goal to be honest," added Long.

"It should have been a bit easier than it was. To be fair to Crumlin they had some moments in the game, particularly Liam Brady (brother of Robbie) coming in off the left with a right-footed strike.

"We possibly could have got Keith Ward back involved tonight, Darragh Leahy and Danny Mandroui have come back from the Under-21s injured, which is disappointing, but that can happen.  

"Conor Levingston and Keith Buckley have been mainstays in the middle of the park and have been missing. But we've got to give credit to the boys who've come in.

"The objective of tonight was to get into the next round of the cup and we're there."

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