FAI Junior Cup 5th Round Draw
The FAI Junior Cup 5th Round 'open draw' of has thrown up some very interesting ties. Because of the 'Big Freeze' there are still many 4th Round and even some 3rd Round ties to be decided.
Local interest sees First Division outfit St. Nicholas FC at last having 'home advantage'. The Solohead outfit who has reached the last '64' for the first time will face either Rock Celtic from County Louth, who ply their trade in the Meath & District League or Birr Town from the Combined Counties League.
St. Michael's FC or Clonmel Celtic will have 'home' advantage with the visit of Newcastle West from the Limerick Desmond League.
Old Bridge FC or Clonmel Town will have 'home' advantage against either Trim Celtic from the Meath League or Baldoyle United from Dublin AUL.
Of the clubs from the TSDL/NTDL and WWEC area, Ballingarry Albion or Moneygall are the only sides on the road with a visit to the City of the Tribes to face Galway Hibernians.
The full draw is: 1 Galway Hibs v Ballingarry Albion or Moneygall FC 2 Broadford United v Carrick United 3 Knockainey FC v Coachford FC 4 Balscadden FC or Tolka Rovers v Knockavilla FC or Springfield FC 5 Peamount or Moyle Park FC or Donore FC v Vianney FC or Sandyhill Celtic 6 Cloughjordan FC or Nenagh FC v Pike Rovers. 7 Manor Rangers or Ballymore FC v Athenry FC or Colemanstown FC 8 Castleview FC v Ballyoulster FC or Wicklow Rovers. 9 AC Kilkenny or Freebooters FC v Erne Wanderers or Lagan Harps 10 Avenue Utd v Iorras Aonath or Ballina Town 11 St. Michaels FC or Clonmel Celtic v Newcastle West FC 12 Seaview Celtic or St. Peters FC v Castlebar Celtic or Ballyheane FC 13 Kilmallock Utd v Crettyard United or Courtown Hibs FC 14 St. Kevin's Boys FC or Killester Utd v Ballynanty Rovers 15 Carrick Rovers or Darndale Rovers v Carrigtwohill FC 16 Oatfield FC or Trinity Corinthians or Trinity Donaghmede FC v Rasheney FC or Milford. 17 Sheriff YC or Liffey Celtic or Clones Town FC or Coill Dubh FC v Belgrove FC or Malahide Utd 18 Monksland FC or Esker Celtic or Chanell SSC or Duleek FC or Kilbarrack Utd v Moville FC or Gweedore Celtic 19 Corduff FC or Cavan Town v Tramore FC or Waterford Crystal 20 Fethercairn FC or Pro Italia Dublin Calico FC or St. Paul's Artane FC v Phoenix FC or Rathcoole Boys or Newtown Rangers 21 Strand Ath or Blanch FC v Park Utd 22 Oranmore FC or OLBC FC v Pinebrook Celtic or Collinstown FC or Glebe North FC 23 St. Nicholas FC v Rock Celtic or Birr Town 24 Old Bridge FC or Clonmel Town v Trim Celtic or Baldoyle United. 25 Killavilla FC or Bellurgan United v Kinsale FC 26 Gweedore FC or Monaghan United v Rathoat Harps or Willow Park FC or Rathfarnham Punters FC or Pioneers FC 27 North End FC or Ferns Utd v Crumlin United 28 Mungret Regional v New Ross Celtic or Freshford Town 29 Wilton United v Ballyhaunis FC or Kiltimagh/ Knock FC 30 Manulla FC or Westport United v City United or Boyle Celtic 31 St. Catherine's FC or Curragh Athletic v Castleisland FC. 32 Douglas Hall FC (MSL) v Ballinasloe Town.