Cliftonville beat St Pat's to reach Setanta Cup last eight

Cliftonville's Eamonn Seydak in action against Sean O'Connor of St Pat's Athletic

Cliftonville booked their place in the Setanta Cup quarter-finals with a 1-0 win at St Pat's Athletic giving them a 2-0 aggregate victory.

Joe Gormley blasted in the crucial goal in the 69th minute after Diarmuid O'Carroll's effort had struck the bar.

Four minutes earlier St Pat's had been reduced to 10 men when John Russell was shown a straight red card for a tackle on Ryan Catney.

St Pat's paid the price for missing a string of chances in the first half.

Greg Bolger saw his lobbed effort headed off the line by Reds defender Ronan Scannell, Jake Kelly missed a far post opportunity and Russell's fine strike from the edge of the box thudded off an upright.

Then St Pat's could not apply a scoring touch as Russell played the ball across the face of Ryan Brown's goal.

Keeper Brown then dived to save a shot by Christy Fagan.

The Irish League side had gone into the match one goal up thanks to Liam Boyce's strike in the first meeting at Solitude.

It is the second year in a row Cliftonville have knocked St Pat's out of the All-Ireland competition.

"We rode our luck a bit in the first half, but you have to do that sometimes when you come down here," said Cliftonville manager Tommy Breslin.

"We rallied in the second half and were much improved.

"The red card had a big bearing but it was the right decision and we went on to win it."