FAI Junior Cup: Crumlin face tough task

by Jonny Stapleton
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Crumlin United will have to cross a difficult bridge if they are to return to the last 16 of The FAI Junior Cup.

With the demise of the AUL and a real thirst for Intermediate football among Dublin’s amateur sides, the LSL Major Saturday champions have become one of the Capital’s best hopes for massive all Ireland competition.

However, if the best Saturday side in the country are to progress past the Round of 32 they will have to overcome a tough challenge from Bridge United.

Not quite as well known as Newmarket Celtic or Avenue United, Bridge are still a side of note in the top league in Clare and will be confident traveling to Dublin and Pearse Park in January.

It could also be Clare opposition for LSL Major Sunday side Raheny United, if they defeat Clara Town this Saturday they will welcome one of favourites Newmarket, who boast Irish amateur International Eoin Hayes among their ranks, to Dublin in the last 16.

Howth Celtic, the sole remaining AUL team.in the competition, could face another latter stage regular after being drawn at home to either Tipperary powerhouse St Michael’s AFC or Portlaw United FC.

Strong Kilkenny side Evergreen FC are the last 32 prize for the winner of the postponed Old County FC or Collinstown FC clash, while Rush Athletic and Sandyhill Shangan battle it out this weekend for the right to play the winner of Douglas Hall B or Trim Celtic AFC.

A trip away to Crosshaven AFC on offer for the winner of this weekend’s Tallaght United or Tolka Rovers Round 4 clash.

Action from St Kevin’s Boys Under-10 clash with Crumlin United last weekend

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