VIDEO: Watch captain Conor Hourihane inspire Barnsley to Wembley final

February 5th, 2016 9:16 AM

By Kieran McCarthy

Conor Hourihane pictured with his 2015 West Cork Sports Star of the Month award.

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Bandon man on target as Barnsley through to Johnstone’s Paint Trophy final

BANDON’S Conor Hourihane played a captain’s role as he inspired Barnsley to Wembley.

The West Cork man (24) captained the Barnsley team – as well as scoring his side’s goal – that defeated Fleetwood Town in the semi-final of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

It means that Barnsley will now take on League Two Oxford in the final at Wembley in April.

In Thursday night’s second leg against Fleetwood, Conor put Barnsley ahead in the second half, before Fleetwood equalised to level the game 1-1, and the tie overall 2-2, to send the game to penalties.

Conor was on target again in the shoot-out as Barnsley won 4-2 to advance to a Wembley final.

In League One Barnsley are on a six-game winning run that has seen them move up to 12th, five points off the play-off places.

Conor won a Celtic Ross West Cork Sports Star of the Month award last year after his eye-catching debut season with Barnsley.

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