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Clonmel next up for Sportslink in FAI Junior Cup

There was some good news and bad news for FC Sportslink Ailesbury following their win over Cavan Town last weekend which saw them progress into the FAI Junior Cup 6th round.

First, the good. They are at home and with big numbers sure to come and support them that will give them a massive boost with confidence high already.

The bad. Well they have been drawn against one of the favourites for the competition in Clonmel Celtic and although I'm certain the Sportslink lads are capable of it, a big performance will be needed again.

However, it's not just Sportslink from the UCFL that are still in the competition, there is also Whitechurch FC and EID FC.

Whitechurch face Tramore after Christmas with a game away at Sheriff YC waiting for them in the 6th round if they see off the Waterford men.

For EID FC, Crettyard still have to be overcome in the 5th round but EID will also face a game on the road if they prosper in that one with Listowel Celtic awaiting them.

And that is the easier of the three ties facing or possibly facing the UCFL sides according to bookmakers, Paddy Power, who are now allowing us to have a little fun with odds been given on those teams left in the competition.

Firstly to the UCFL side's, they think FC Sportslink Ailesbury are the best bet from the league with odds at 40/1.

EID are at 50/1, while Whitechurch - well sorry lads - they don't have any odds on you lot at the moment but a win over Tramore will certainly change all that.

And so to the opposition, should Whitechurch progress they will face cup favourites Sheriff 7/2, while Sportslink are playing the 3rd favourites Clonmel Celtic 8/1.

Listowel - possible opponents of EID - are currently at 25/1.

Brotherly love helping Whitechurch's success

It's been a successful season to date for Whitechurch FC of Division 1, not only with their great run through to the FAI Junior Cup 5th round but also consolidation in the league with some good wins under their belt.

And they have a rather unique situation with the team also with three brothers all playing for them.

They are the Healy brothers with Darragh, Timmy and Luke all contributing to the teams success so far this season.

Just a quick notice from the league to wrap things up for the Christmas. Public parks reopen on January 17th but clubs should note that there will be fixtures on January 10th on private pitches.