Meath teams go in search of FAI Junior Cup glory

Story by Jimmy Geoghegan

Wednesday, 5th September, 2018 4:08pm

Meath teams go in search of FAI Junior Cup glory

Trim Celtic will be looking to make an impact in the FAI Junior Cup.

Four teams from Meath will be looking to make an impact in the FAI Junior Cup in the second round of a competition once regarded as one of the largest competitions in European football. 

Ashbourne Utd, Ratoath Harps, Parkvilla and Trim Celtic will all be looking to advance in a section that includes teams from the Athletic Union League (AUL), the Leinster Senior League (LSL)  and the North East Football League (NEFL). 

Ashbourne Utd take on Kilmore Celtic on their own patch, Ratoath Harps will face up to NEFL side Muirhevnamor away, Parkvilla will welcome Newlands-Castle Park to Claremont Stadium while Trim Celtic tackle Corduff FC away. 

Two seasons ago Navan Cosmos had a protracted run in the competition with Derek Coogan in charge while Mervyn Ennis assisted. They are now at the helm at Parkvilla. One of the driving forces on that Cosmos side was Alan Murphy who is now manager of Trim Celtic and he too will be looking to progress. 

Both Parkvilla and Trim Celtic also take on each other in the NEFL Challenge Cup this Friday night at Claremont Stadium, 8pm in what is sure to be an intriguing contest. 

The draw for the second round of the FAI Junior Cup (week ending Saturday 29th September)  for teams in the Dublin/Sunday (AUL/LSL/NEFL) section is: 

Ashbourne Utd                               v                      Kilmore Celtic

Muirhevnamor FC                          v                      Ratoath Harps FC

Corduff FC                                       v                      Trim Celtic

Colepark Utd                                   v                      Ayrfield Utd

Druncondra/Stella Maris FC           v                      Hardwicke FC

Parkvilla FC                                      v                      Newlands-Castle Park FC

Balscadden FC                                 v                      Dublin Celtic FC

Edenderry Town                               v                      Baldoyle Utd

Blessington FC                                 v                     Swords Celtic

Transport FC                                    v                      Park Celtic FC

Enniskerry YC                                  v                      Aylesbury FC

Rush Ath                                           v                      MP FC

Drogheda Town FC                          v                      Darndale FC

Garda FC                                           v                      St. Paul's Artane FC

Usher Celtic                                      v                      St. Malachy's FC

Fairview Ath                                      v                      Dublin Airport FC

Valeview Shankill FC                       v                      Knockmitten Utd

St. Kevin's Boys                                v                      Trinity Donaghmeade FC

Finglas Utd                                       v                      Ardmore Rovers

FC Hibs                                              v                      FC Translyvania

Woodlawn Sportslink FC                 v                      Real Transilvania FC

Dingle Utd                                         v                      Larkview FC

Whitehall Rangers                            v                      River Valley Rangers

Chanel SSC                                       v                      Bellurgan Utd

Clontarf FC                                       v                      Castleknock Celtic

St. Bernard's Utd                               v                      St. Michael's FC

Ballyoulster Utd                                v                      East Wall Rovers

Bye to third round:  Sheriff YC .