The way is clear for the two John Delaney Cup semi-finals this week-end. St. Michaels and Clonmel Celtic have an early opportunity to size each other up. While the game will probably lack that real competitive edge and key players will be missing we should see an open game as both sides will continue team building and make full use of their panels as five substitutions are allowed in this competition.
The other semi-final sees Nenagh Celtic host Clonmel Town. A team from North Tipperary has never won this trophy and all hopes for this season rest with Nenagh Celtic. Both teams hit half dozen goals last week and one can expect another free-flowing attacking game here. Remember these games go straight to penalties If level after ninety minutes, no extra time.