The main local interest this weekend in the CCFL soccer action was Stradbally Town at home to Monksland Utd in the Paddy Cotter Cup.
Stradbally have made a bit of a habit of seeing off teams from higher divisions this season in cup games but despite a decent performance they went down 3-0 to the Westmeath side in the quarter-final of the competition.
A couple of mistakes allowed Monksland lead 2-0 at half-time and a late penalty made it 3-0.
In an entertaining game, Stradbally did well for long patches despite the gap of a couple of league divisions and had good performances from Kevin Holohan and Billy and Damien Murphy.
In the only league action of note, Portlaoise Shamrocks and Mountmellick both won in Division 1 of the CCFL.
FAI Youths Cup Quarter Final
Edenderry Town 1, Kilfrush 2 aet
U-17 Cup 1st Round 1st leg
Mullingar Ath 2, Willow Park B 1; Ballymahon 1, Melview FC 2
U-19 Premier Division
Tullamore Town 1, Birr Town 1
U-19 Division 1
Abbeyleix Ath 1, Kilbeggan SC 2
Paddy Cotter Cup Quarter Final
Stradbally Town 0, Monksland Utd 3
Dennis Delaney Division 2 Cup 1st Round
Moate Celtic 3, Kinnegad Juniors 6
Division 4 Cup Quarter Finals
Balinahown 1, St Cormacs 2; Kenagh Utd 2, Mountmellick Celtic 0; Rosenallis 6, Riverside 0; Clonmore Utd 2, Abbeyleix Ath 3;
Womens Cup Quarter Finals
Willow Park 0, Killeigh A 1; Killeigh B 3, Bealnamulla FC 4 aet;
Womens Shield Preliminary Round
Birr Town 2, Mullingar Ath B 1
Birr Town 1, Ballinahown 0; Mullingar Town 2, Tullamore Town 3
Moydow FC 1, Mountmellick Utd 3; Portlaoise Shamrocks 6, Coolraine 1
Gallen Utd 3, Birr Town 1;
Derry Rovers 2, Monksland Utd 2
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