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The Saints boss is delighted to have reached the semi finals but played down the significance of history as his side attempts to win the FAI Cup for the first time in 51 years

St Patrick's Athletic manager Liam Buckley has said that he is 'delighted' for everyone involved with the Inchicore club after his side progressed to the semi finals of the FAI Cup.

Buckley reserved special praise for goalkeeper Barry Murphy, who saved three penalties for his side which helped ensure victory for the club in the penalty shoot out against Drogheda United.

"I'm delighted for Barry Murphy. He has waited all season and he has got in (to the team) in the last few weeks and he's done particularly well," he told stpatsfctv.

"Obviously I'm delighted. It was a great atmosphere, great occasion and a great result. We've played better in games, but I'm just delighted for everybody involved with the club."

St Pat's have not won the FAI Cup since 1961, but Buckley was keen to stress that his players would not be carrying the weight of history in the dressing room and instead were intent on creating history for the club's fans.

He said: "It'll be another tricky game up in Oriel (against Dundalk in the semi-final), but we've got to try and put ourselves through to the final and see where we go from there.

"We don't carry any of the weight of history. We'd love to create a bit of history more so, because it would be great for all of us," concluded the Saints boss.

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