CORK City progress after a very shaky first 30min where Athlone were well on top and should have been more than 1-0 up.

But when City got going there was no stopping them.

Vinny Sullivan had got his hatrick by the 60th minute and Tadhg Purcell had got his by the 80th minute.

Tommy Dunne said after the match that the club were worried by the amount of ball they are losing and that he find’s it hard to understand why only 1,500 turned up on a brilliant evening when there are so many goal’s at Cork City games this season.

Even former strikers John O’Flynn and Graham Cummins who were at the game must have been impressed by the City’s strike force’s prowess in front of goal.

The Rebel Army march on to the next round and with cup holders and current table toppers Sligo Rovers surprisingly knocked by bottom of the table Monaghan United 3-1, it gives City a slightly better chance of making it to the Aviva Stadium for the November FAI Cup final.

But first comes the third round draw which will be on MNS on RTE2.

Unfortunately Mayfield from Cork were also knocked out 6-1 by Drogheda United, and Blarney United were knocked out by Malahide United 4-1.

Hopefully Everton (Cork not Liverpool), can progress past first division outfit Waterford United, Douglas Hall progress past Wexford Youths and Avondale progress past the Ulster Senior League side Kildrum Tigers up in Donegal on Sunday keeping alive the possibility of an all-Cork third round draw.

You can hear the full interview with Tommy Dunne and Athlone CEO John O’Sullivan (former Cork City Chairman) on www.starfmwestcork.com, Sunday on Star sport’s 6-8pm.

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