This year’s Road to the Aviva will begin on September 14 for Tipperary clubs as the draw for the first round of the FAI Junior Cup with Aviva and Umbro has taken place.
Last season was the first season that the FAI Junior Cup Final was held at the Aviva Stadium. The game took place before Ireland’s senior International friendly against Georgia on the June Bank Holiday weekend. The Final saw holders Sheriff YC retain their trophy, resisting the challenge of local rivals Kilbarrack United, in front of 6,000 fans, the biggest attendance in the modern history of the Junior Cup.
This season there will be a lot more on offer to clubs as the competition progresses. There will be a dedicated FAI Junior Cup microsite located at www.Aviva.ie/JuniorCup which will have all the latest results, news and views from Europe’s biggest amateur cup competition.
Teresa McCabe, President of FAI Junior Council, said; “It’s exciting to be at the start of the FAI Junior Cup again. Last year was a great year for the competition with the Final being staged at the Aviva Stadium it gave an added incentive to the clubs involved to try and secure a place in a dream Final. To have the final at the Stadium again this season is fantastic and having seen the exposure the finalists and the match got last year it really will make every team fight for a chance to play there next May and I wish them all the very best of luck.”
Paul Grimes, Ireland Branch Manager, Aviva, said; “Last season was our first involvement with the FAI Junior Cup and it was a fantastic experience. The competitions matters so much to every team that enters so as a sponsor we wanted to give something big back to them and nothing is bigger than playing at the home of Irish soccer. For this season it was vital that we again provided that as part of the FAI Junior Cup, but this year we want to make it an even better experience for every club, not just the two teams who make it to the final.
Tipperary / West Waterford / East Cork –
Kilsheelan Utd v Clonmel Celtic
Castlebridge Celtic v Arra Rovers
Nenah FC v Peake Villa FC
Rearcross FC v Castlebridge Celtic or Arra Rovers
Moyglass Utd v Clonmore Utd
Old Bridge FC v Redmondstown FC
St. Michaels FC v Cloughjordon FC
B. T. Harps v Clonmel Town
Kilhanahan Utd v Clodiagh Rgs
St. Kevins FC v Pinewood Rgs
Wilderness Rovers v Clerihan FC
Vee Rvs v Bansha Celtic
Killenaule Rvs v Cashel Town FC
Lough Derg FC v Moneygall FC
Portumna Town v Galbally FC
Clashmore Rbls v Roscrea Utd
Burncourt Celtic v Cullen Lattin FC
Nenagh Celtic v Lismore FC
Ballymackey FC v Kilworth Celtic
Kilsheelan or Clonmel C v St. Nicholas FC
Two Mile Borris Kevins v Railway Ath
Thurles Town v Rosegreen Rgs
Valley Rgs Ballyneale FC
Tipperary Town v Glengoole Utd
Borroway Rovers v Streamstown Celtic
Borrisokeane FC v Cahir Park FC