TEN Kerry teams take the Kerry flag into the second round of the FAI Junior Cup (Kerry, Clare, Desmond League area) on Sunday and at least two will be progressing to the third round and two will make their exit and this is because there are two all-Kerry clashes.
FAI UMBRO JUNIOR CUP DRAW 2012-2013
Only one Kerry side have a home game and this is Classic FC with two Kerry sides meeting Desmond League opposition and four teams meeting Clare sides.
At Pat Kennedy Park it's an all Kerry affair where Listowel Celtic play Killarney Celtic in what could be a very interesting game. Both sides like to play the ball on the deck and they will have no problem with this on the well manacured pitch on the banks of the Feale.
On the law of averages Killarney Celtic would be expected to win this game so it will be interesting to see which way it goes as Listowel will be no push over.
Meanwhile Dingle Bay Rovers who reached the last 32 last year travel to play Classic FC at Mounthawk Park. This should be a wide open affair with perhaps Dingle able to shade it.
The Park travel to play Pallaskenry who play in Division 2 of the Desmond League and The Park would be expected to win this one.
Castleisland tavel to play Newcastlewest who are a strong side and they will have to be at their best to come out of this one with a win.
Meanwhile Mastergeeha head out for Clare to play Killishen who are located in the Sixmilebridge area. They play in Division 2 of the Clare league which would put Mastergeeha in with a good chance.
Killarney Athletic face a formidable task against Shannon Olympic who play in Division one of the Clare League. They have defeated a number of Kerry sides in recent year's but Athletic are on a roll at the moment and are a good cup side that could edge this one.
Spa Road travel across the Shannon also to meet Coole FC who are a Clare Division 2 side so the Tralee side should be in with a good chance. While they have not got off to a good start in the league Spa Road are a very good cup side and they could upset the appple card in this one.
Tralee Dynamos have a major obscacle to overcome as they meet strong Clare Division 1 side Bridge Celtic. However Dynamos have a very good side this year and they will be expected to win this one.
FAI UMBRO YOUTH INTER-LEAGUE CUP
The draw has been made for the FAI Youths Inter League Cup and Kerry are in Group 2 along with Limerick Desmond League, Cork Youth League and Limerick District League. In the opening round Kerry will be away to Limerick Desmond League while their games against Cork Youths and Limerick District League will be at home. The opening game will be on the weekend of November 4. The second series of games on weekend of November 25 while the third and final series of games is on the weekend of January 6. Kerry failed to make it out of their group last year so lets hope this year they can advance beyond the group stage this year. The management of the team has not yet been finalised and should be known during the week.