Martin O'Neill praises Keith Fahey's President's Cup winning goal

The Republic of Ireland manager was in attendance at Richmond Park, where Fahey's long-range strike saw St Patrick's Athletic lift the first ever President's Cup
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill praised Keith Fahey for the long-range goal which helped St Patrick's Athletic defeat Sligo Rovers 1-0 and lift the President's Cup trophy.

Having attended the game with assistant manager Roy Keane, the Ireland boss singled out Fahey for praise, but hinted that the 16-time international may have been disappointed not to double his tally.

"A really fantastic goal," O'Neill told RTE. "He got a little bit irritated a minute or two before half time when one of his team mates took a shot on when he maybe wanted for a double, but a great strike from him, great goal."

Sligo Rovers defender Alan Keane also praised the goal that separated the sides at Richmond Park, but was disappointed to be on the losing side.

"It's a disappointing game to lose, especially when there's a cup at stake," Keane told the club's official website. "A wonder goal won it, it was a great strike. No keeper in the world could have saved that.

"I think we played very well as a team, and I thought we created the better chances and maybe were the better team.

"Obviously we didn't take our chances and probably need a bit of fine tuning in the final third. It'll come to us I know."