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FAI Cup wrap: Drogheda, Hoops and Shels among those safely through

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Drogheda's Philip Hand, centre, celebrates with team-mates Peter Hynes and David Cassidy, after scoring his side's third goal.

Drogheda's Philip Hand, centre, celebrates with team-mates Peter Hynes and David Cassidy, after scoring his side's third goal.

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Drogheda's Philip Hand, centre, celebrates with team-mates Peter Hynes and David Cassidy, after scoring his side's third goal.

Drogheda United, Shelbourne, Shamrock Rovers, Bray Wanderers, Dundalk, Finn Harps victorious. Tolka Rovers and College Corinthians must do it all again.

Drogheda United put three past Bohemians to advance to the FAI Cup third round thanks to a 3-0 win at Dalymount Park.

The visitors were in front after four minutes when Jason Marks cross was nodded down into path of Stephen Quigley who made no mistake.

The Drogs were 2-0 up against the run of play when Jason Marks squared the ball for Declan o'Brien who couldn't miss from six yards and were three goals to the good when Philip Hand's fine effort from an acute angle went in off the underside of the bar.

A brace from super sub Billy Dennehy helped Shamrock Rovers defeat a dogged Salthill Devon side at Eamonn Deacy Park.

After a scoreless opening half where Rovers were the better team, substitute Billy Dennehy finally put them in front on 63 minutes when he turned in Karl Sheppard's cross and he was on target again 11 minutes from time.

Bray Wanderers safely negotiated the challenge of Galway side Mervue United with a brace from Jason Byrne giving them a 2-0 win at the Carlisle Grounds

Jason Byrne had the Seagulls in control from an early stages with two goals inside 25 minutes, the second coming from the penalty spot.

Dundalk routed non-league Phoenix FC 4-0 to progress to the next round of the Cup at Oriel Park

The Lilywhites were ahead inside 10 minutes thanks to Pat Hoban's headed goal and their advantage was doubled 18 minutes later when Hoban nodded home Darren Meenan's corner.

Kurtis Byrne made it 3-0 six minutes before the break with a Kurtis Byrne goal.

Tiarnan Mulvenna completed the scoring in the 89th minute as Dundalk ran out easy winners.

Tolka Rovers and College Corinthians must do it all over again after playing out a 2-2 draw at Frank Cooke Park.

Tolka Rovers took the lead after five minutes but their lead was shortlived as goals from Ronan Stanton and Rufus Holmes saw the lead change hands.

Jordan Nolan equalised for Tolka on 70 minutes to set-up a tense finish but a winner never came.

Shelbourne eased into the third round of the FAI Cup with a 3-0 win over non-league Bandon AFC at Tolka Park.

Shelbourne were dominant from the start and scored midway through the first half when Dean Kelly headed Sean Brennan cross into the bottom corner.

Kelly added a second on 61 minutes and Mark Leech scored late on as Shels ended as facile winners.

Finn Harps survived a late fightback to beat to beat Wexford Youths 2-1 at Ballybofey.

Finn Harps took the lead on 55 minutes when Gary Merritt's free from the left evaded everyone but Keith Cowan who nodded home at the back post.

Sean McCarron made it 2-0 from the penalty spot after Paul McVeigh was brought down in the area.

Eric Molloy volleyed home with five minutes remaining to give Wexford some hope but they couldn't find an equaliser.

Online Editors