Thursday 18 January 2018

Kanturk and Coachford on the road in AOH Cup

Fermoy's Carlos finds himself surrounded by Glen Celtic defenders during last Saturday's FAI Junior Cup clash in Fermoy. Photo by Eric Barry
Fermoy's Carlos finds himself surrounded by Glen Celtic defenders during last Saturday's FAI Junior Cup clash in Fermoy. Photo by Eric Barry

AOH CUP THIRD ROUND: Innishvilla v Kanturk A Pearse Celtic v Coachford

BOTH Kanturk and Innishvilla play in the Premier A League and Innishvilla have won the only clash between the sides this season.

Kanturk go into this clash on the back of a good league win against Grattan last week and a resounding Munster Junior Cup win over Macroom on the first day of the month. Innishvilla are capable opposition.

The Innishannon based side are joint top of the table with three wins and one draw from their four league games to date.

As well as league games, these sides also have to play one another in the FAI Junior Cup later this season.

Coachford also play a team in their league and they go into the game on the back of some excellent league form. Coachford have won all four of their league games to date and they have scored an impressive 23 goals in the process. Their defence has conceded only twice.

However, Pearse Celtic are second in that league, just two points off Coachford, so there is very little between the sides.


CFC Banteer v Coachford B

Rylane Celtic v Ard Na Laoi

THIS is CFC Banteer's first game since their Saxone Cup final defeat to Hibernians two weeks ago. That loss was heartbreaking for the side as the game was decided on the last kick of a penalty shoot-out.

They had a welcome break last weekend and this County Cup game might be a good opportunity for the League 2 side to get back to winning ways. Coachford B play in League 3B where they have won four and drawn two games in 11 starts this season.

Ard Na Laoi are at the bottom of League 3 with seven points from their ten league games.

Rylane will know that anything can happen in a cup game, and that league form often counts for little, but as the joint-top side in League 3B, they will hope to progress to the second round.


Buttevant v Greenmount Rangers

Millstreet Celtic v Richmond

UCC v Rathcoole Rovers THIS is a busy weekend in League 1A as the three county sides in these fixtures reach the halfway point in their season. Rathcoole are joint second although they lost their home game against the students at the end of October.

They will also want to bounce back from a disappointing 4-3 loss away to Richmond last weekend. With two goals from Gerard O'Connor and one from Noel Riordan keeping Rathcoole in the contest, they had two other goals disallowed.

Midtable Millstreet face Richmond this weekend and they go into the game just one point above the visitors. For Millstreet, a win will help banish any lingering blues from their divisional cup semi-final loss to Village at the start of the month.

Third-placed Buttevant will hope to make it five wins in eight games against a team with one win in six starts.


Strand Utd v Donoughmore Athletic

Macroom v De Courcey Albion

AUL 2A Park Utd v St John Boscos, Brigown

AUL 3B Bweeng v Kanturk, Bweeng Sports Centre




Newmarket v Dunbar Celtic B in Rathcoole, 11.30

THIS fixture was cancelled twice before because of poor weather but Newmarket are hoping it goes ahead this weekend. The President's Cup is reserved for third division sides and the final takes place in Turner's Cross.

While the hosts top League 3B and Dunbar's league form to date has been poor, Newmarket will bear in mind that anything can happen in a cup game. After the sequence of cancellations, the hosts had a good workout in last weekend's County Cup defeat to Waterloo.

The second division side won 3-2 with Newmarket's goals coming from TJ Bodie and Timmy O'Keeffe.

AUL 1 (all 10.45am) Ballinhassig v Riverstown-Brooklodge

Watergrasshill Utd v Fairview

AUL 3B Buttevant v Glanworth Utd

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