Brennan brace drives Drogs on
ATHLONE TOWN 2
DROGHEDA UTD 5
Premier Division Drogheda secured a second- round spot by the interval with first-half goals from Sean Brennan (2), Mark O'Brien, and captain Paul Crowley.
Athlone pulled a goal back on the stroke of half-time through Brian Gill but United completed the rout when Declan O'Brien scored from the penalty spot on 78 minutes. Mark Sherlock got a late consolation.
Athlone Town -- Jennings, Dempsey, Brookes, Barrett, Danaher, Broughall, Gill (Conroy h-t), Guerins, Kelleher (Sherlock h-t), Feeney, Scullion (Williamson 72).
Drogheda United -- Sava, Quigley (O'Keeffe 69), Hand, Prendergast, M O'Brien, S Brennan (Mulvenna 64), G Brennan (Marshall h-t), Crowley, Gannon, D O'Brien, Foley.
Ref -- D Tomney.