Saturday sport: Newcastle and Chelsea march on in FA Cup; New York win Connacht Hurling League

Updated: 9pm

Here’s the latest from the day’s sporting action…


Nineteen FA Cup games are down for decision on Saturday.

In the early games, Maidstone United beat Stevenage 1-0, Coventry took a 6-2 win over Oxford United, Leicester City won away to Millwall 3-2, Wimbledon lost 3-1 at home to Isqwich Town, and Newcastle put three past Sunderland to win at the Stadium of Light.

Among the 10 3pm kick-offs, Brighton beat Stoke City 4-2, it ended 1-1 between Hull City and Birmingham, and QPR suffered a 3-2 home loss to Bournemouth.

In the late kick-offs, Chelsea beat Preston 4-0, Sheffield Wednesday had a similarly large win over Cardiff City, Aston Villa got a 1-0 win over Middlesbrough, and Swansea saw off Morecambe 2-0.


O’Byrne Cup

In the O’Byrne Cup quarter-final, a fresh-faced Dublin side took a narrow victory over Offaly, ending 0-11 to 0-10 at Gracefield.

In the other quarter-final draws, Longford beat Westmeath 0-9 to 0-7, Wexford took a 3-9 to 0-14 win over Kildare, and Meath bested Louth 2-13 to 1-7.

Meanwhile, in the shield quarter-final, Wicklow bested Carlow 1-12 to 0-13.

In Group A’s second round fixture of the McGrath Cup, Kerry took a sizeable win over Limerick in Rathkeale, ending 6-18 to 0-11.

Meanwhile, in the McKenna Cup, Derry took a 0-13 to 0-10 win over Down at Celtic Park, while in the Connacht Hurling League, New York were crowned champions for the first time after they saw off Mayo 2-25 to 2-12 at the Airdome.

In the shield final, Galway beat Roscommon 2-25 to 3-16.


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