Tipperary town cup derby could be a thriller

Tipperary town soccer fans are in for a treat on Sunday when local rivals St Michael’s and Tipperary Town meet in the Tipperary Cup quarter final at Cooke Park.

Tipperary town soccer fans are in for a treat on Sunday when local rivals St Michael’s and Tipperary Town meet in the Tipperary Cup quarter final at Cooke Park.

It’s a real David versus Goliath tie. St Michael’s are one of the kingpins of Tipperary soccer, former FAI Junior Cup and Munster Junior Cup winners and were unlucky losers in the FAI Junior Cup final last season.

This year they are unstoppable in the league and a 5-1 win at Cahir Park last week made it ten wins from ten and put them nine points clear at the top of the table.

Tipperary Town are one of the league’s newest clubs but have been making an impression since their arrival into the TSDL. They won the Peter O’Reilly Cup last season, are still in this year’s event and are well positioned in Division 3.

However they face their biggest test on Sunday against neighbours Saints. It should be one to savour.

In the other Clonmel Credit Union Tipperary Cup quarter finals, Cahir Park host Galbally, Donohill and District are home to Vee Rovers while Clonmel side Old Bridge make the short journey to Redmondstown.