*Photograph: Joe Buckley

Avenue Utd powered into the second round of the FAI Junior Cup alongside Bridge Utd and Ennis Town while Newmarket Celtic suffered a shock exit. 

Two each for Quinlan and Downes

Bridge Utd 5
Ballyingarry 1
Venue: Sixmilebridge

Bridge Utd dominated the first half and went in front in the 20th minute when Brian Corry scored. They increased their lead fifteen minutes later when Kieran Quinlan got on the end of cross from the right to score from the edge of the area.

Five minutes later Quinlan struck again to give his side a 3-0 half time lead

In the early stages of second half Ballyingarry tried hard to get back into the game, but a couple of good saves by Paul Tuohy denied them. In the last quarter the Bridge got back on top and two goals from Jordan Downes ensured their passage to the third round. Late in the game Ballyingarry scored their goal.

Bridge United; Paul Tuohy; Dan Larkin, Darren Murphy, Alan Mulready, Storm Devanney, Conor Deasy, Leon Kelly, Alex Collins, Kieran Quinlan, Brian Corry, Jordan Downes.

Subs: Leon Daly for Kelly; Jonathan Downes for Murphy; Gavin Whyte for Mulready; Davy Lynch for Corry.

All so easy for Avenue United

Avenue United 11
Kildimo 0

Eliaz Kunz scored four in Avenue United’s facile win over Kildimo.

Gary Roche scored a hat trick while Ronan Kerin, Mikey Dinan, Cian O’Dea, and Conor Mullen also got on the scoresheet for the Ennis side who will meet Abbeyfeale in the next round.

This win comes just one week on from the historic outing which saw five Roches (Paul, Alan, Mark, Gary and Jamie) all on the field at the same time.

Avenue United: Paul Roche; Jamie Roche Conor Mullen, Dylan Casey, Conor Hehir, Mark Roche, Alan Roche, Mikey Dinan, Stephen Jordan, Ronan Kerin, Eliaz Kunz.

Subs: James Tierney for P. Roche; Shane Brown for Hehir; Cian O’Dea for M. Roche; Eoghan Thynne for A. Roche; Gary Roche for R. Kerin

Merited win for Ennis Town

Breska Rovers 1
Ennis Town 5

Ennis Town travelled to Clarina in Limerick where they had a comfortable win over Breska Rovers. Goals from Dean Hegarty (penalty) and Davy Keenan had the Ennis side 2-0 in front at half time.

Breska Rovers pulled one back early in the second half but from here on the visitors dominated and added goals from Lee Clohessy and Dean Hegarty who had the last two to complete a hat trick on the day.

Ennis Town; Andrew Skerritt; Thomas Collins, Sean Perrill, Stephen Horgan, Chibby Okoye, Eoin Keenan, Dean Hegarty, Yasher Aliu, Lee Clohessy, Robbie Gormley, Davy Keenan.

Subs: Lase Ifebajo for Okoye; Declan Ensko for Collins; Seun Olanrewaju for Gormley.

Newmarket bow out

Abbeyfeale 1
Newmarket Celtic 0

Newmarket Celtic bowed out of this seasons FAI junior cup when they were beaten 1-0 by Abbeyfeale, the goal coming midway through the first half.

Newmarket had a couple of good scoring opportunities in the opening half but they failed to convert any of these. The home side took the lead through a header from six yards and this proved decisive

Newmarket Celtic; Shane Cusack; Pat Mc Daid. David O’Grady, Pat Purcell, Eoin O’Brien; Eoin Kelly, Alan Kelly, Conor McDaid, Dave McCarthy, Eoin Hayes, Ian Collins.

Subs: Gearoid O’Brien for Collins; Aaron Rudd for E. Kelly; Ciaran McCoy for Hayes; Cathal Hayes for C. McDaid

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