Drogheda United booked their place in the quarter-finals of the FAI Ford Cup, beating Ballynanty Rovers 4-0 at the Fairgreen.

The Premier Division side proved too strong for their non-league opponents at the Limerick venue, with Gavan Holohan and Gary O'Neill bagging a brace apiece in either half.

Holohan opened the scoring in the 25th minute with a close range header leaving keeper Stephen McNamara with no chance, before doubling the lead on the stroke of half-time to put the United Park side in total control at the break.

Gary O'Neill secured the tie in the second half with two goals en route to securing the man of the match award, while Holohan was denied his hat-trick after his late effort crashed off the crossbar.

Elsewhere, the all-non-league encounter between St Michael's and Avondale United finished scoreless in this afternoon's other third round clash.