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FAI Junior Cup……. Tipperary Watch

5 Tipperary junior teams continued their quest for FAI Junior Cup glory this weekend and all five sides came away with wins and they now make up 15% of the sixth round draw.

St Michael’s 6-0 New Ross

TSDL Champions St Michael’s showed exactly why they are favourites today after a comprehensive win over Wexford outfit New Ross. Goals from Richie Ryan, Jim Carr,Olly O’Driscoll, Jonathan Kennedy, Alan O’Donnell and Luke Quinn were enough to see Saints go comfortably through.

Clonmel Celtic 3-0 Courtown Hibs

Another comfortable victory here as Clonmel Celtic made it into the sixth round again at a Wexford sides expense. Brian Waters, Ian Cleary and Seanie O’Hara all found the net for the Celtic lads.

Clonmel Town 1-0 Ardee Celtic AET

Clonmel Town missed a whole host of chances in this one including a penalty from Keith Brownas they needed extra time to beat Louth outfit Ardee Celtic. The goal eventually came five minutes into the extra period as Keith Guiry was on hand to slot the ball home at the back post and send his sideinto the sixth round.

Galbally Utd 3-2 Glin Rovers AET

Perhaps the least known of all the Tipperary sides that remain in the competition Galbally Utd played out a thriller against Limerick based Glin Rovers. Galbally went behind in the second half when Darren Sheahan found the net fifteen minutes after Bernard O;Brien missed a penalty for the home side. Substitute Ger Quinlan equalised for the Tipp side soon after forcing the game into extra time. Galbally pressed for a winner in extra time and Quinlan again found the target only for Rovers front man Sheahan to level proceedings soon after. The all important winner came three minutes from time as O’Brien made amends for his earlier penalty miss by slotting home the winner, a huge win for the club and it’s supporters.

Iorras Aonthaithe 0-1 Nenagh Celtic

North Tipperary’s sole survivors in the competition. Nenagh Celtic made it to the last 32 with a hard fought away win in Mayo against Iorras Aonthaithe. Mark Walsh found the net just after the half hour mark with a header at the back post as Celtic look to emulate their success three seasons ago as they were beaten by eventual champions Liffey Wanderers in extra time in the round of 16.

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