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FAI Cup Second Round - Monaghan eliminate holders Sligo Rovers
There were few shocks in the second round of the FAI Cup as Cork City and Bohemians ran up large victories over lower-rated sides, while Monaghan United defeated Sligo Rovers
|Bohemians 5-0 Drumkeen United|
Bohemians recorded an easy 5-0 victory over Ulster Senior League side Drumkeen United at Dalymount Park. Dave Scully got Bohs off to a fantastic start with a goal in the first minute. Roberto Lopes doubled the lead in the 24th minute to give the hosts a 2-0 half-time lead. Scully netted twice more in the second half to complete his hat-trick before Dave Mulcahy complete the rout near the end.
|Blarney United 1-4 Malahide United|
|Leinster Senior League side Malahide United progressed to the third round with a 4-1 win over Munster's Blarney United at O'Shea Park. Former Republic of Ireland striker Glen Crowe had a hand in the opener as Alan O'Keefe put Malahide ahead after six minutes. Blarney levelled the tie after 26 minutes through Richard O'Brien. However the visitors had a much better second half, with Crowe finding the net himself before late goals from Alan Corcoran and Stephen Donnelly made it 4-1.|
|Bray Wanderers 1-1 Shelbourne|
Bray Wanderers and Shelbourne will have to meet again as the two Premier Division sides played out a 1-1 draw at the Carlisle Grounds.
Darren Quigley pulled off a marvellous reflex save to keep out Philly Gorman in the 30th minute. RTÉ lost coverage at the exact time Shels took the lead. Barry Clancy opened his account for the season with a curled free kick which beat Quigley at the far post. At the other end, Delaney was forced into a good save from Kieran 'Marty' Walters just before half-time.
A solo goal from Kieran 'Marty' Walters brought Bray back into the match, and they continued to press, looking for a second goal. Walters had a great chance at the death when put through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but put his shot wide. Clancy also had an opportunity in stoppage time, but hit his free kick straight at Quigley.
|Cork City 6-1 Athlone Town|
Cork City demolished Athlone Town at Turners Cross, despite going down to an early goal.
The First Division side took a surprising early lead through Brian McCathy, who headed in Val Feeney's corner. Three goals in five minutes saw the tide turn hugely in Cork's favour, with Vinny Sullivan scoring both sides of Tadgh Purcell to make it 3-1 to the Leesiders.
Sullivan guaranteed the tie for Cork with his hat-trick just before the hour mark, while Tadgh Purcell took a share of the match ball with his own hat-trick, adding two in the second half to make it 6-1 on the night.
|Derry City 4-0 Finn Harps|
Derry City ran out 4-0 winners against Finn Harps in a match they dominated for large periods. Stephen McLaughlin opened the scoring from a corner on 31 minutes, and added a second eight minutes later with an acrobatic effort from the edge of the area. Rory Patterson made it 3-0 on 58 minutes before Barry Molloy killed off the tie.
|Drogheda United 6-1 Mayfield United|
Drogheda United easily knocked Munster Senior League side Mayfield United out of the cup at Hunky Dorys Park. The Premier League side showed their superiority early on with two goals in the first 12 minutes through forward duo Peter Hynes and Declan 'Fabio' O'Brien. Drogheda were three up just before half time thanks to Gavin Brennan. Johnny Breen came on with less than half an hour left, but ended with a hat-trick as Drogheda won 6-1. Greg Kelly got a consolation goal for Mayfield, but it was an easy victory for the Boynesiders.
|Dundalk 1-0 St Patrick's CY|
St Pat's CY almost caused the shock of the round against struggling Premier Division side Dundalk at Oriel Park. The Leinster Senior League outfit put in a battling display, but were undone by John Mountney's second-half goal. Michael Rafter had the chance to double the score from the spot, but skied his penalty.
|SD Galway 0-2 Mervue United|
|Mervue United came out 2-0 winners over SD Galway in an all-First Division clash at Terryland Park. Second-half goals from Pat Hoban and Etanda Nkololo were enough to send Mervue United through ahead of their Galway rivals.|
|Shamrock Rovers 1-0 Limerick|
Shamrock Rovers progressed to the third round with a one-goal victory over a hard-working Limerick side at the Tallaght Stadium.
Gary O'Neill and Gary McCabe had good chances for the Premier Division side in the first half, but Limerick held out and went in level at the break. Stephen O'Donnell finally broke the deadlock in the 67th minute, and Limerick looked like they had a chance of a comeback until Paudie Quinn was sent off with 15 minutes left.
|Sligo Rovers 1-3 Monagahan United|
Roddy Collins' Monaghan United surprised cup holders Sligo Rovers at the Showgrounds, coming back from a goal down to record a 3-1 away win. Sligo went ahead from the spot after eight minutes, with Mark Quigley putting his penalty past Michael Schlingerman after Ross Gaynor was felled in the area. Tony Griffiths grabbed an equaliser for Monaghan United on the half-hour mark. Two goals in 13 second half minutes saw Monaghan United advance with Jason Marks scoring a long-range shot before Keith Quinn netted from the spot.
|UCD 3-1 Phoenix|
UCD recorded a 3-1 win over Leinster Senior League side Phoenix to advance to the next round. The Students took the lead through Paul O'Connor after 27 minutes. Shortly after, Gary Burke's shot hit the crossbar but the referee waved play on, believing that the ball didn't cross the line. Phoenix equalised on 33 minutes, Keith Dawson hitting home from the penalty spot after John Brophy was fouled in the box. After the break, goals from Daniel Ledwith and Graham Rusk gave UCD the win.
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