FAI Cup Round-Up: Bluebell knock out Cabinteely

FAI Cup

FAI Cup Round-Up: Bluebell knock out Cabinteely

The shock of the round came at Stradbrook Road where Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United beat SSE Airtricity League First Division outfit Cabinteely 1-0.
25th Aug 2017

Elsewhere, holders Cork City are safely through to the quarter finals of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup as they comprehensively defeated Athlone Town 7-0 at Turners Cross.

Drogheda United also advanced to the last eight with a 5-1 win over the Munster Senior League's Cobh Wanderers at United Park. 

Two goals in six second half minutes from Brandon Miele and Graham Burke broke the resistance of a dogged Shelbourne side at Tolka Park. James Doona added a third before a late red card for Rovers’ captain Ronan Finn put a slight tarnish on a comfortable win for the Hoops.

Galway United enjoyed a welcome break from league action and with the pressure off in Inchicore they duly delivered a 2-0 win thanks to goals from Jonah Ayunga and Eoin McCormack. 

The Iveagh Grounds witnessed a tense encounter as Bangor Celtic from the Leinster Senior League frustrated Longford Town for over an hour. Substitute Don Cowan came off the bench to power ahead in the 71st minute - a goal that was enough to ensure Neale Fenn's Midlanders will be in the draw for the last eight.