Dempsey stars for Ballymurn

Published 23/01/2016 | 00:00

Ballymurn Celtic dumped Division 1 side Taghmon United out of the Wexford Volkswagen Cup after a high-scoring encounter on Sunday.

Mark Dempsey was in scintillating form for the winners, who ply their trade four divisions below their opponents, netting a hat-trick to propel his side to victory.

Eoghan Kehoe and Glen Murphy grabbed the other goals for Ballymurn.

Stoney Rovers had an easy passage to the second round as they overwhelmed Orrill United 5-0 with doubles from Jamie O'Grady and Gary O'Grady and a goal from Jim Bennett.

Corach Ramblers had even more to spare against Enniscorthy United 'B', winning 9-1 with John Staples bagging a hat-trick, Jon Reville and Richie Walsh adding doubles and Rob Farrell and Barry Sinnott contributing a goal apiece.

Mick Kelly was the main man for Tombrack as his treble earned his side a 3-0 win away to St. Cormac's 'B'.

Wexford Bohs travelled to Duncannon and proved much too good for the seasiders, winning 4-0 with goals from Paul Bergin, Shane McGrath, Mick Murphy and Jason Goodison.

Enniscorthy Town saw off the challenge of Moyne Rangers 'C' 3-0 with goals from Mark Heffernan, Mark Redmond and Eoin Redmond.

Enniscorthy Town's second string had a tougher day at the offfice though, with Forth Celtic outclassing them 7-1.

Anthony Hayes helped himself to a hat-trick, Paul Underwood netted a double and Gary Redmond and Ryan Murphy added a goal apiece for the victors.

Bridge Rovers were another side to hit seven, with the Castlebridge outfit running out comprehensive 7-0 winners against Corach Ramblers 'B'.

Kevin Murphy scored four, with Daniel Murphy, Niall Murphy and David Kenny also getting in on the scoring act.

Oylegate United chalked up a 5-1 win over Camolin 'B', thanks to a double from Conor Heffernan, a 30-yard free-kick from Steven Ring and goals from John Lambert and Jimmy Kinsella.

Ajax Athletic won 4-1 away to Wexford Celtic 'B' with goals from Glen Fortune (two), Jack Hanley and a Darren Morrissey penalty.

Bree United edged out North End United 'B' 4-3 thanks to goals from Noel Roche (two), Jason Kearns and Jack Michaels.

Rosbercon beat Shelburne 'B' 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw, with Barry Ryan scoring for the winners and James Connick replying for Shelburne.

Caim United hit Wexford Albion 'B' for six, winning 6-1 with Matty Flynn-O'Connor bagging a double and Billy Larkin, Thomas Browne, Conor Jordan and Feargal Kenny adding a goal apiece.

Coolgreany won 4-0 in Camolin with Bill Cosgrave, Greg O'Rourke and Jimmy O'Rourke (two) getting the goals.

Raheen strolled to a 9-1 win over Orrill United 'B', St. Cormac's won 4-1 away to Shelburne, while Bunclody B pipped Gorey Celtic 2-1 after extra-time with goals from Aaron Collier and Chris Kelly.

It took penalties to separate Forth Celtic 'B' and Campile United 'B', with Forth winning the shoot-out 4-2 after a 3-3 draw and Killenagh's first team confirmed the status quo with a 3-0 win over their second string.

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