Runaway Senior Division 1 leaders, Arklow Town, will get a taste of the big time in the Cahill Cup quarter finals after the Wicklow side was handed a home tie against LSL champions, Bangor Celtic.
Town will get an early chance to savour the rigours of the top flight and with a spot in the last four up for grabs this will be a no holds barred game of cup football against a Bangor side itching to get back to a final.
Cahill Cup Quarter Final draw: Arklow Town v Bangor Celtic; Wayside Celtic or Newbridge Town v Crumlin United; Edenderry v Belgrove or Bluebell United; Dublin Bus v Cherry Orchard or Glenmore Dundrum.
Ties to be played on or before 28th of February.
Firhouse Clover reign as Metro champs is over!
Firhouse Clover's reign as EBS Metropolitan Cup holders came to an abrupt halt last Tuesday night as the Tallaght side crashed out of the competition at the first hurdle to Newbridge Town.
It took a penalty shoot out to sort out these pair after neither side could muster up a goal and in the end it was the Kildare side that prevailed to set up a second round tie with Bangor Celtic.
EBS Metropolitan Cup 2nd Round. Celbridge Town v Malahide United; Tolka Rovers v Bluebell United; Liffeys Pearse v Wayside Celtic or Broadford Rovers; Drogheda Town or Glebe North v Mount Merrion; Belgrove v Cherry Orchard; Bangor Celtic v Newbridge Town; Crumlin United v Phoenix or Greystones; Arklow Town v Newbridge Town.
Ties to be played on or before 13th of March.
Harte bags a little bit of Ryan history for Arklow
The first ever goal in the newly introduced Noel Ryan Cup was netted last Wednesday night when Ciaran Harte netted a first half penalty for Arklow Town against Edenderry Town.
Harte stroked home from the spot to give Matt Britton's side the lead, a lead that the Senior Division 1 leaders held up until injury time when Edenderry equalised.
Edenderry went in front in extra time but Harte popped up with late leveller to send the game to penalties. In the end it was Arklow that prevailed, netting all their spot kicks to advance.
Bluebell to face Bohs at Dalyer in LFA Senior Cup
It's Dalymount Park and Bohemians next for Bluebell United after they got the better of Wayside Celtic in the first round of the Leinster Senior Cup last Wednesday night at the in Bray.
Former Wayside favourite, Gary Crowley, netted the opening goal for the Bell and Darren Meade grabbed the second and decisive goal to kill off any late Celtic comeback.
The 'Bell will now move on to take on Bohs in the next round at the Dublin 7 venue where the Red Cow club has had some successful days over the years in various cup competitions.
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