Rathnew storm into quarter-finals
THE 2009 and 2010 Wicklow Cup champions will both be competing in the quarter-finals of this season's competition.
Rathnew AFC A - the 2009 winners - booked their place in emphatic fashion. They travelled to Celtic Park and blew Arklow Celtic A out of the water with a barnstorming 3-9 victory.
There were no hat-trick heroes at the Arklow venue but Anthony Doyle, Mark Doyle and Paul Merrigan all recorded doubles. Jody Merrigan, Colin Jameson and Nicky Mernagh also got in on the act with a goal apiece.
Newtown United's path into the last eight was less straightforward. They were reduced to ten men 20 minutes into their tie with Enniskerry YC A at Berryfield Lane but the Magpies rallied to win it ten minutes from time thanks to a Ross Odlum strike.