Exiles get their cup run off to a winning start North End boys keep nerve from the spot
WARWICKSHIRE began their Nicky Rackard Cup campaign in style with a comprehensive nine-point victory, 3-19 to 1-16, over Louth in Dundalk.
A tight first half saw the sides go in level at 1-9 apiece with Louth’s David Kettle finding the back of the net in the 23rd minute to cancel out Shane Caulfield’s early goal for Warwickshire.
Warwickshire took control in the second half, scoring 2-7 without reply, with goals from Kelvin Magee and Garry Lennon helping the Exiles to a deserved victory. NORTH End United became Wexford’s first winners of the FAI Junior Cup after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out triumph over Limerick’s Pike Rovers at the Aviva Stadium yesterday.
Captain Paul Murphy put North End United ahead with a 43rd-minute penalty before Steven McGann equalised for Pike. It ended 1-1 after 90 minutes and extra time, with Gary Delaney scoring the penalty that sealed victory for the Wexford men.