Ex­iles get their cup run off to a win­ning start North End boys keep nerve from the spot

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - Sport - - RACING -

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.

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