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Premiers dominate in last 16 of Wicklow Cup

FIFTEEN OF THE LAST 16 teams who will battle it out for the 2010 Wicklow Cup are now known after the second round ties last week.

With 2009 runners-up St. Peter's Bhoys A bowing out at the hands of Wicklow Town A, eight of the qualifiers are from the Premier Division.

That list includes Richmond Rovers who proved too good for 2008 champions Shillelagh United.

Darren Lyons and Christopher Cox scored one each at the Ballywaltrim Recreational park in Bray last Sunday week

There was controversy as semi finalists for the past two year Glenview FC advanced at the expense of eight-man BBK United.

The Division 2 visitors went down 2-0 at the Temple Sportsfield in Bray after having three players sent off.

The top-flight club also had a player red carded as Robbie Healy and Paul Farrell converted a penalty in each period.

At the same venue, former Bray Wanderers and Rovers player Robbie Manley netted twice as Wolfe Tone Celtic saw off Roundwood FC 5-1.

Cormac Doyle (2) and Kieran Conway added to the tally with Robbie Eyre for the Division 2 Vartry men.

Walker treble helps Celtic avoid St Pat's setback

ARKLOW CELTIC had to come from 2-0 down before edging out Pat O'Toole Division 1 outfit St. Patrick's A.

Edwin Walker rifled in a hat-trick at Kilcashel with Cliff Whelan also scoring in the 4-3 extra time win.

Johnny Arthur, Joe Long and John Gilvarry hit back for the Saint's.

Another side to hit four goals were St. Anthony's A. Former Wicklow League player of the year Darren Collopy bagged a brace as they overcame Celtic Stars 4-2.

Stephen Coughlan and Matthew Kennedy claimed singles for the Kilcoole hosts at Finn Park with Peter Ryan and TJ Byrne hitting back for the Division 2 Shillelagh men.

Town take plaudits to eclipse Wanderers

LOCAL BRAGGING rights went Arklow Town A's way as they defeated Division 2 Seaview Wanderers 4-0 at the Leisure Centre

Cormac Hyland, Anthony Kenny, Gearoid Redmond as well as an own-goal accounted for their tally.

Down the road at Ferndale Park, Sugarloaf FC won the Division 1 encounter by beating Arklow United A 3-1.

Despite Tom Kavanagh's strike, Justin Melia, Stephen Carroll and Graham O'Neill scored for the Bray team.

Another Bray side to advance were Fassaroe Youth Club A. Keith Byrne (3), Ross O'Brien, Kevin McCart and Keith Coogan (2) were on the score-sheet at the Little Bray Community Centre with Tommy White registering Charlesland AFC's effort in the 7-1.

Rovers' decent double

IT WAS A GOOD DAY on the pitch for Wicklow Rovers' two side's.

Their first 11 overcame Enniskerry FC 3-1 at Ballyman Road. Brendan Manning, Aidan O'Neill and Andy Jameson were all on the score-sheet for the Division 1 visitors although Manning later departed with a bad injury. Stephen Smith bagged the Division 3 side's consolation.

Meanwhile at Whitegates, Rovers' second string advanced by a 2-0 score-line against Aughrim Rangers B. Colin Cassidy and John Connors shared the goals in the all Division 3 battle.