Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup

Fowler scores three as Bellurgan cruise past Rathkenny in Tully Cup

Rathkenny Rovers 2 Bellurgan United 5

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Fowler scores three as Bellurgan cruise past Rathkenny in Tully Cup

Ciarán Sheelan of Bellurgan United. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup Round Two

Rathkenny Rovers 2 Bellurgan United 5

Bellurgan United made it two wins from two games under Colm McConville in the Tully Cup on Thursday night.

Ciarán Sheelan was a hat-trick hero for the Premier Division outfit as Bellurgan managed to have the match all but wrapped up by half-time, where they led 4-1.

Right-back Aoghan McGuinness put the visitors in front before Sheelan's first doubled the Flynn Park side's advantage.

Rathkenny pulled a goal back, giving themselves hope of pulling off another Cup shock, however, Sheelan's second came in some style - a 25-yard rocket - and ended the hosts' hopes. This before Owen Armstrong scored Bellurgan's fourth before the break.

Sheelan brought up his three-goal haul in the second-period, while Rathkenny pulled a consolation back in the dying embers.

Last year's runners-up are through to the third round.

Bellurgan United: Robbie Arthur; Aoghan McGuinness, Darren O'Hanlon, Ray Finnegan, Emmet Rogan; Stephen Finnegan, Owen Armstrong, Brian White, Shane Finnegan; Paddy Keenan, Ciarán Sheelan

Subs: Seán McEvoy, Tadhg O'Connor, Daniel McDonald, Owen Traynor, Gavin Gregory