St Patrick's Athletic began their defence of the EA Sports Cup with a 1-0 win over Bluebell United at Richmond Park, where Billy Dennehy got the winner two minutes before the break.
The Leinster Senior League champions nearly took the game to extra-time, with Lee Desmond clearing the ball of the line after 88 minutes.
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