New year holds the prospect of exciting games in league and cup

Soccer

Soccer

With the Tipperary Southern & District League reaching the mid-point of the season, many honours at national, provincial and domestic level are still up for grabs. Our representative sides at Junior and Youth level are still involved in the national competitions. So, too our four representatives St. Michaels, Clonmel Celtic, Peake Villa and surprise packet Bansha Celtic have all progressed to the last 32 in the FAI Junior Cup.

Munster Junior Cup holders St. Michael’s will be visiting Clonmel Celtic in the last 32 of this provincial trophy and it will also see 2nd Division Cullen-Lattin making their debut.

The FAI Under 17 Cup last 16 will see Cahir Park fly the flag for the TSDL while the Munster Youth Cup sees Clonmel Town along with either Cahir Park or Two Mile Borris who meet on January 2 represent the TSDL in the last 16 of this competition.

Apart from these competitions there will be plenty of action on the domestic front too with trophies in all 5 Junior Divisions and 2 Youth Divisions still to be decided, so plenty of interest in store to keep everybody occupied right up until the UEFA Euro 2012 Finals in Poland and Ukraine get underway next June.

FAI Junior Cup 6th Round Draw (last 32)

St. Michael’s FC v Wicklow Rovers (LSL)

Clonmel Celtic v Highview Athletic (Kilkenny)

Bridge Utd (Kilkenny) v Peake Villa

Sandyhill Celtic (Dublin AUL) v Bansha Celtic

FAI Oscar Traynor Cup

TSDL versus Cork AUL with the winners playing the Dublin AUL in Dublin in the quarter-finals

FAI Youth Inter-League Cup

TSDL will join the 11 remaining leagues in the hat for the open draw knock-out stages

Munster Junior Cup 4th Round (last 32)

Cullen-Lattin FC v Coachford or Fairview or Kinsale (Cork AUL) 

Clonmel Celtic v St. Michael’s FC (Holders)

Munster Youth Cup 4th Round (last 16)

Innishvilla (Cork AUL) v Cahir Park or Two Mile Borris

Avenue United (Clare) v Clonmel Town

FAI Under 17 Cup 4th Round (last 16)

Cahir Park v Arklow Town or Swords Celtic or Maynooth Town or Skerries Town.