Stradbally Town and O’Moore’s were the big winners in the latest round of CCFL cup fixtures played today.
Stradbally advanced to the quarter final of the Division 1 Cup without kicking a ball as they received a walkover from Longford Wanderers.
JP Cushen’s side reached the final of this competition last year where they were subsequently beaten by Clara Town but they are now just two steps away from getting another shot at it.
Meanwhile, Portlaoise Shamrocks are also through following a fine 3-1 win away to Kilcormac United.
Robbie Hibbits, Brendan Lacumbre and Kevin Fitzpatrick were all on the scoresheet to help their side into the next round.
There wasn’t such good news for Towerhill Rovers, however, as they went down 3-0 to Derry Rovers at the Portlaoise Leisure Centre this afternoon.
The Portlaoise team are surely sick at the sight of the Offaly side who not only ended Towerhill’s cup ambitions this week, but also put a fair dent in their Division 1 title aspirations the previous week when they beat them by the same scoreline.
O’Moore FC are still in with a shot of winning of the Division 3 league and they moved into the next stage the cup following an extra time win over Gracefield.
The Offaly side took a two-nil lead early on but O’Moore battled back to force extra time before going on to win 5-2.
The Laois outfit had a brace of goals from Ger Mcinerney and Steo Loughlin along with one via Ronan Molloy to thank for their victory.
Elsewhere, Raheen moved top of Division 2 without kicking a ball this morning.
They received a walkover from Ballinagar to move three points clear of Portarlington Town at the summit of the table.