Shelbourne stun Geraldines in FAI Junior Cup

Shelbourne stun Geraldines in FAI Junior Cup

helbourne caused the shock of the round as they dispatched Premier side Geraldines at the first hurdle with a 2-1 win at Shelbourne Park on Sunday morning.

Jack O'Donovan's spot kick was blocked by Keith McCarthy but the Shel's striker was alert to score the rebound.

With the 'Dines forced to push forward they were caught by the speed of Ciaran Cummins who kept his cool to fire home a second for the home side.

Christy O'Neill scored with virtually the last kick of the game but it proved a bad day for an out of sorts 'Dines XI.

Three time runners up of the FAI Junior Cup, Ballynanty Rovers, were made fight tooth and nail to get past a dogged Newport side. Goals from Peter Ryan and Shane Guerin had them two ahead before Jamie Collins pulled one back.  

Kilmallock returned to winning way by knocking out neighbours Knockainey scoring seven goals in the process.

Barry Sheedy scored twice for the winners while an own goal and scores from Niall Burchill, Niall Hanley, John Heffernan and Jason Heffernan made up the tally. Nick Hayes and Brian Doody replied for Knockainey.

Regional United's good form continued when they saw off a potentially difficult task with few problems.

Ollie O'Driscoll scored twice to bring his tally for the season to seven. Stephen Keeley and Andrew Cowpar also netted for the winners; Stephen McNamara replied for the home side. 

Moyross eased to victory in their home tie with Lisnagry. Two goals from Keith Ryan, Dean Mitchell and Colm O'Mahoney had the home side 4-0 in front at the break.

Second half scores from Mitchell, Stephen Hannon and Barry Quinn (2) completed the rout.

Fairview and Nenagh played out an exciting battle at the Fairgreen and Thomas Shepard put the Tipperary side in front after the break.

Fairview fought back and goals from Trevor Cosgrove and Darragh Rainsford saw them through.

Northside went out to Pike who had scorers in Cian Collins (4), Steve McGann, Gary Higgins, John Boyle and an own goal.

Shane Clarke put 'Boro in front against Corbally but Ian O'Donoghue equalised for the Division 1A side. Clarke, Aidan Hurley, Kevin Barry and a double from newcomer Adrian Power completed the scoring.