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Bluebell face tough road to Dalymount Shels lie in wait for northside survivors Champions Bangor face Tullamore test Orchard and Wayside advance to last 16

LSL Senior Division heavyweights Bluebell United and Wayside Celtic will collide head on in the preliminary round of the newly revamped Leinster Senior Cup at the beginning of next month.

At stake for the winners is a trip to Dalymount Park to take on League of Ireland champions, Bohemians, and both managers, Peter Lennon and Liam Reilly, will relish a crack at Pat Fenlon's side at the famous old ground.

Wayside will be looking to rekindled their affection for this competition as the Leinster Senior Cup provided the Jackson Park club with one of their greatest night's of their history when they claimed this trophy back in 1999 with a 2-1 victory over a Joey Malone-managed Athlone Town.



Shels lie in wait for



northside survivors

Meanwhile, there will be an LSL versus AUL clash in the preliminary round when Tolka Rovers clash with fellow northsiders St Kevin's Boys with a home game against Shelbourne up for grabs.

Rovers qualified for this competition thanks to their top-four finish in the Senior Division while the Saints were included due to their appearance in the Leinster Junior Cup, when they lost out to Ballymun United.

As always when a LSL side clash with an AUL outfit, their will no doubt be a large dollop of hype to accompany the tie, but Rovers, with home advantage will be confident enough of progressing.



Champions Bangor face Tullamore test

LSL champions, Bangor Celtic, will take on A Championship side, Tullamore Town with a clash against UCD waiting in the first round while Ballymun United take on FC Carlow for the right to face Dundalk.



Orchard and Wayside advance to last 16

Cherry Orchard and Wayside Celtic advanced to the last 16 of the FAI Intermediate Cup over the weekend as they came out on top in their respective clashes against Sacred Heart and Ringmahon Rangers.

Yesterday afternoon Peter Lennon's side got the New Year off to the perfect start when they got the better of Cork side Rangers by three goals to nil at Jackson Park.

Andy Keogh netted the opener and Ross Zambra added a second for the Celts. Caleb Murray rounded off the victory when he scored Celtic's third and final goal to book a fourth round clash against Dublin Bus.

The Orchard will meet Tolka Rovers in the last sixteen after they got the better of Sacred Heart on Friday night in Tallaght. The Orchard slipped a goal behind but replied with a three-goal salvo to advance.


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