Munster Junior Cup
Cappamore Celtic- 1
It was a case for perfect 10 for Pike Rovers as the Limerick side made the perfect start to the Munster Junior Cup defence.
Second tier side Cappamore Celtic were highlighted as a potential banana skin for last years FAI Junior Cup finalists, but Pike were not for slipping up.
Indeed, they put 10 past Celtic to progress to the next round at a canter.
Summer signing Darragh Rainsford got the ball rolling as he fired home after a fine Conor Kavanagh pass early on.
Kavanagh then got in on the act as he finished brilliantly from 18 yards to extend the advantage.
Evan Paterson then scored a fine individual effort beating three players before firing home to make it three.
Former Limerick midfielder Rainsford then found fellow new signing Jonathan Grant and the former League winner with Carew made no mistake to put his new side four goals to the good.
Not content with four the visitors pushed on to make it six the talented Rainsford wrapping up his hat trick with back to back strikes before the break.
Steven McGann then made it seven after the turn before Rainsford again teed up Grant for his second.
Jonathan Hannifan then got in on the act before former amateur international McGann made it 10.