North End run riot in cup
FAI New Balance Junior Cup
North End United began their quest to regain the FAI New Balance Junior Cup with a resounding victory against Fort Rangers in Buckley Park in their second round tie on Sunday.
The Sky Blues ran out emphatic 12-1 winners, with Kyle Dempsey grabbing four goals, Paul 'Spot' Murphy and Adam Beary contributing doubles and Ayman Youssef, Dale Flynn, Niall Connolly and Craig McCabe adding a goal apiece.
Rickey Dwyer bagged a hat-trick for Shamrock Rovers as they overpowered fellow Wexford side St. Leonards 7-0. Jack Bates added two to their tally, while Eddie Black and Marty Kelly also got in on the act.
Sam O'Neill netted a double for Wexford Bohs as they overcame Parkville United 3-1, with Jack Murphy grabbing their other goal from the penalty spot.
Courtown Hibs came out on top in a high scoring encounter away to Hanover Harps, with Wes Fitzpatrick, Glen Hughes, Wayne O'Reilly, James Byrne and Jack Freegrove all hitting the back of the net for the north county side in a 5-3 victory.
Tomás Murphy, Ryan Donnelly and Mark O'Connor got the goals for Division 2 high-flyers Curracloe United as they shocked Premier Division outfit Campile 3-1, with PJ Banville replying.
A Niall Harney goal with 15 minutes remaining was enough to send Corach Ramblers through as the expense of Tombrack United. Goalkeeper Richie Walsh also played his part for the winners, saving a penalty to keep his clean sheet intact.
Goals from Kenny Kavanagh and Oran Maddock saw Crossabeg earn a 2-1 away win over Kilree Celtic, while Bridge Rovers also chalked up a good victory, seeing off St. Patrick's Boys 3-1 at The Bogside, with Kevin Murphy bagging a brace and Riley Sands scoring directly from a corner.
Moyne Rangers lost out 3-2 away to Dolmen Celtic, with John Peare and Diarmuid Cullen scoring for the Enniscorthy side, while Taghmon United also suffered a defeat on their travels, losing 4-3 to Vale Wanderers.
Shane Franklin got on the scoresheet for Bunclody in their 8-1 defeat to Evergreen, while Forth Celtic lost 3-0 to Killeshin and Freebooters overcame New Ross Celtic 2-0.