Bill Coghlan scored a magnificent 134 as defending champions Clontarf won a last over thriller against fierce rivals Pembroke to reach the final of the RSA Irish Senior Cup.

The Leinster Lightning star hit 14 fours and 5 sixes in his 134 from 125 balls, to help Clontarf chase down a challenging Pembroke total of 255 for 8.

It was left to the experienced Joe Morrissey (26*) to get Clontarf over the finishing line, as the veteran all-rounder struck two boundaries off Barry McCarthy in the final over to seal the win, much to the delight of the large crowd.

It was heart-break time for the young Pembroke side who had battled manfully, with two wickets apiece for Lawson (2-32), McCarthy (2-48) and Cooke (2-58).

A solid batting effort from the Sydney Parade side had seen the top 8 all reach double figures, with Cook top scoring with 64 from 86 balls , aided by Lorcan Tucker (39) and Robin Russell (35).

Conor D'Arcy (3-33) bowled with great control, while there were two wickets apiece for Andrew Poynter (2-47) and Bill Coghlan (2-55).

There's an added bonus for Clontarf in that they will have home advantage for the final, after Cricket Ireland confirmed Castle Avenue for the showpiece occasion next Saturday (August 23).

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