The big guns marched on over the weekend but some of them received a fright along the way. Waterford Crystal, the former FAI Cup champions, trailed Kilmacow at one stage and they had to depend on extra time to advance to the next round. An OG and a
goal from the in-form Paul Quilty won the game for Crystal.
St Pauls gave Tramore a real fright in Graun Park and it took a late goal from Stephen Grant to give the seasiders a 3-2 victory. Second Division Saints gave as good as they got all through and even goals from Robbie Phelan and Sean Browne could not dampen their spirits.
Crusaders lost 5-1 to Bohemians, for whom Dean Twomey scored a hat-trick. Joey Veale and Gary Wallace also netted for the winners.
In the all-Premier League clash, St Saviours won away against Ferrybank, a side they had lost to two weeks previously in the league. Mark Dalton put Ferrybank in front from the penalty spot in the first half but goals from Stephen Dalton and Brian Arrigan gave the Saints a much-needed boost following a poor run of results in the league.
St Josephs held Dungarvan scoreless in the opening 45 minutes but in the second period Gavin Crotty and Kevin Walsh found the net for the Old Borough outfit.
Johnville beat Park Rangers 4-2 but they finished the game with only nine players as Valdo Bulvas and Jamie Flynn both saw red. Flynn was one of the Johnville goalscorers prior to his dismissal. James Fatumusa and Anthony Phelan also scored for the victors.
Only one game was played last weekend in the Premier League. Carrick United have gone three points clear of Waterford Crystal at the top of the table after they defeated Villa 1-0 in Connors Park on Sunday morning. The only goal arrived on 28 minutes from John Murphy who headed home a cross from the left by Anthony Power.