FAI Cup: Blarney Utd 2-12 Derry City

Kenny Shiels
Kenny Shiels warned his players against complacency before Saturday's cup match

A ruthless Derry City surged into the second round of the FAI Cup with a thumping win over Blarney United in Cork.

The Munster Senior League club were no match for the Candystripes, who were three goals to the good inside eight minutes.

Striker Ally Roy impressed once more, scoring four goals.

Aaron McEneff scored twice but missed a penalty which would have seen him register his first senior hat-trick.

Before the game at O'Shea Park, manager Kenny Shiels warned his players against complacency.

The Derry boss need not have feared as his side raced out of the blocks to quickly and brutally extinguish any hopes of an upset.

Two goals from Roy and one each from McEneff and Ronan Hale made it 4-0 by 20 minutes.

Roy, who has been on song in front of goal since signing for Derry in July, completed his hat-trick before the interval while Hale and McEneff each bagged another. Although the latter was unable to convert a spot-kick.

There was no let-up after the break as Shane McNamee and Cathal Farron got in on the act while Roy grabbed his fourth as Derry moved into double figures.

Paul Collins was on the scoresheet for the hosts who scored twice in quick succession.

However it was the Candystripes who had the final say as goals from Kevin McHattie and McNamee rounded off the scoring for the rampant hosts.

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