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Monday 21 August 2017

Burke goal scrapes Hoops past Glenville

Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke (r) in action against Glenville’s Philip Duffy during the FAI Cup first round match at Tallaght Stadium.
Shamrock Rovers’ Graham Burke (r) in action against Glenville’s Philip Duffy during the FAI Cup first round match at Tallaght Stadium.

Graham Burke's early goal failed to open the floodgates as Shamrock Rovers, despite owning the ball, laboured into the second round of the FAI Cup against their Leinster Senior League opponents at Tallaght Stadium.

Wasting little time in troubling the visitors, with Glenville keeper Patrick Whelan having to come off his line promptly to smother the ball at the feet of Gary Shaw early on, Rovers took lead on 13 minutes.

It stemmed from their first corner of the night after which Ronan Finn and Dean Carpenter had initial shots gallanted blocked by the Glenville defence. But the ball ran for Burke who blasted it into the roof of the net off his trusted left foot.

The Palmerstown non-league side then blew a chance to level two minutes into the second half. Tomer Chencinski was caught off his line and the retreating Rovers' keeper had Dean Carpenter to thank for getting back to block Robert Murtagh's shot.

Meanwhile, Shelbourne caused a major shock away to Waterford, as Owen Heary's men shocked the Premier Division front-runners with a resounding 3-0 victory with ten men.

After a scoreless opening half, Shels came to life immediately after the restart when Chris Lyons put the Reds in front.

The dismissal of Niall Lanigan five minutes later didn't deter the visitors as further goals from Jamie Doyle, in the 78th minute and James English on 89 minutes, gave the Drumcondra men a famous win.

Crumlin United also caused a big shock by beating First Division Wexford 2-1 at Ferrycarrig Park.

The Dubliners took the lead in the 24th minute through David Vickery, with Owen McCormack replying for the home side on 30 minutes.

However, Jake Donnelly was the hero for the Leinster Senior League side with an 86th minute header to put the south Dubliners into the next round.

Cabinteely, meanwhile, beat their First Division rivals UCD 3-1 at Stradbrook.

Kieran Marty Waters put Cabo ahead on 43 minutes, with Anthony Dolan doubling their lead on 51 minutes.

Ben Hanrahan pulled a goal back for the Students in the 56th minute, but Ryan Swan hit back for Cabinteely in the 58th minute to seal their win.

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