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