Inishowen League champions Glengad United are through to the first round proper of the FAI Senior Cup.

And that means they go into the hat with the 20 League of Ireland teams - so they could be drawn against the likes of Shamrock Rovers, Finn Harps or Derry City!

This afternoon they defeated Home Farm 5-4 on penalties after their preliminary round game had ended 1-1 after normal and extra-time.

In a closely fought contest in sunny, blustery conditions at The Crua, there was little between the teams in the first half.

Home Farm appeared to be shading the second half but Glengad went ahead on 80 minutes through the ever-lively Stephen McLaughlin.

However, the Dublin side equalised just three minutes later through Padraig Gilsenan.

Extra-time failed to resolve the issue.

Glengad boss Shane Byrne brought on substitute goalkeeper Kevin McLaughlin - a noted shot-stopper - just before the end of the second period of extra time.

And it was a shrewd move as McLaughlin obliged as he saved from Aaron O'Dwyer.

With Mathew Byrne missing for Glengad - and all the other penalties scored - it left the sides at 4-4 after the regulation five spot-kicks.

It was on to sudden death and Dave Pepper's penalty for Home Farm was saved by McLaughlin.

Dillon Ruddy stepped up to score and Glengad had made history, qualifying for the FAI Senior Cup big-time stage for the first time in the club's history.

This was a huge achievement for the Donegal club.

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