FAI Cup: Derry City break records in Blarney

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FAI Cup: Derry City break records in Blarney

SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Derry City broke an Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup record as they secured a 12-2 victory over non-league Blarney United.
11th Aug 2018

With the victory and the incredible goals tally, it is the first-time in FAI Cup history that a club has scored 12 goals in a fixture and the fixture saw the highest aggregate goals (14) in the competition's history.

The Candystripes also equaled the record winning margin (10) which was also achieved by Dolphin in 1932 against St. James' Gate (11-1) and Waterford against Rialto in 1972 (11-1). Ally Roy (4), Aaron McEneff (2) , Ronan Hale (2), Shane McNamee (2), Cathal Farren & Kevin McHattie with the goals for the away side. David Welch and Conor Cronin with the goals for the non-league side. 

SSE Airtricity League First Division side Longford Town repeated last season's FAI Cup victory over Sligo Rovers with a 1-0 win at the Showgrounds. Jamie Hollywood scored half-way through the second-half to secure a second round spot and the third First Division victory over a Premier Division side in the first round of the FAI Cup.

There was non-league success elsewhere though as CIE Ranch and Maynooth University Town made their way into the second round. CIE left it until the final minute of the game as Dean O'Brien's strike secured a narrow 1-0 victory over Dublin Bus. Maynooth scored twice in the second-half to progress to the second round over fellow non-league side Leeds as Gary Daly and Cillian Duffy scored. 

Premier Division side Waterford also secured their place in the second round draw with a comfortable 4-1 victory over Skerries Town. Noel Hunt scored a hat-trick to add to Paul Keegan's first-half strike to secure the win over the home side, who scored through Brian Snowe.

SSE Airtricity League First Division side Galway United secured their second round spot with a fantastic first-half performance against North End United at Ferrycarrig Park. Eoin McCormack scored a first-half hat-trick and Conor Barry struck early on to secure a 4-0 win. 

First Division rivals Cabinteely also secured a second round berth with a 2-1 victory over Newmarket Celtic in Ennis. After a goalless first-half, Joe Doyle gave Cabo the lead before Luke Clucas scored in the final 15 minutes of the match, cancelling out Eoin Hayes' goal.

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup - Results

Saturday, August 11

Dublin Bus 0-1 CIE Ranch
Skerries Town 1-4 Waterford
Blarney United 2-12 Derry City
Maynooth University Town 2-0 Leeds
North End United 0-4 Galway United
Newmarket Celtic 1-2 Cabinteely 
Sligo Rovers 0-1 Longford Town