Provincial Towns Cup (sponsored by Contract Cleaners)
Ten teams booked a place in the last 16 of the Provincial Towns Cup on Sunday with just three games falling foul of the bad weather.
The upset of the day belongs to Gorey after they ousted Division 1a side Dundalk 22-17 at their home in the south east to set up a second round tie away to Cill Dara.
Two games went to extra time, the aforementioned Cill Dara fought back to edge Clondalkin while Naas secured a solid away win at Portarlington and now face fourth tier Edenderry.
The tie of the round from the draw – which was made at North Kildare RFC where them home side just missed out on a big upset – could well be the meeting of Longford and Enniscorthy.
Wicklow’s home tie with Newbridge is another to watch out for in round 2. Full draw and results here.
Round 2 Draw (Ties to be played on Sunday 17th February, KO: 3pm):
Cill Dara v Gorey
Mullingar / New Ross v Tullamore
Co. Carlow / Navan v Ashbourne
Naas v Edenderry
Wicklow v Newbridge
Longford v Enniscorthy
Athy v Roscrea / Boyne
Tullow v Kilkenny
1st Round Results:
Kilkenny 32 v 15 Portlaoise
Skerries 8 v 39 Wicklow
Athy 35 v 10 Wexford Wanderers
Clane 5 v 27 Ashbourne
Cill Dara 16 v 13 Clondalkin (after extra time)
North Kildare 6 v 9 Longford
Gorey 22 v 17 Dundalk
Portarlington 5 v 13 Naas (after extra time)
Arklow 0 v 3 Edenderry
Rathdrum 0 v 38 Tullow
The following fixtures were postponed: Mullingar v New Ross and Roscrea v Boyne