(Kilmallock win 5-3 on pens)
Kilmallock needed penalties to withstand a valiant Cappamore effort and make the open draw of the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday.
Kilmallock flew out of the blocks with a quick fire double and went two up early on as Barry Sheedy and Killian Hayes found the back of the net.
However, Cappamore took an anything you can do we can do better approach and managed to get themselve level with a brace of their own.
With their full backs high and wide , Cappa hit on the break enabling Joe Shanahan and Andy Murphy to score.
The next 45 minutes were backs to the wall stuff for Cappa but between their superb keeper and hard working defence they managed to make extra time.
Kilm’ dominated the majority of extra time and had some good chances in the first half, but the Division 1A side looked a threat on the break.
When Jack Barry scored a brilliant solo goal in the second half of extra it seemeded as if Kilmallock had secured a place in the next round. However, Celtic were not done and managed to level through a scrappy effort forcing penalties in the process.
Kilmallock,unlike in normal time, were clinical from the spot and buried all pens while Cappa struck the first off the bar. Kilmallock continue their good run ahead of next weeks FAI game against Shamrock Rovers of Wexford whilst Cappamore will take pride from their performance in their pursuit of promotion to 1A.