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FAI Junior Cup 3rd Round:

Thurles Town Vs Cahir Park AFC
Thurles Town are the only NT&DL team left in this prestigious competition if the earlier rounds are anything to go by they might not have it their own way. They face a Cahir Park side that lie sixth in the TSDL Division 1 Table having only played three games. Town themselves have only played two league games but have been in great form since the start of the season. Last weekends hattrick hero Paul Kirwan is set to miss the game so Barry Ryan and Eoghan Vaughan should continue their partnership up front. The winner of this tie will host TSDL Premier Division outfit Tipperary Town.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Thurles Town

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NT&DL Premier Division:

BT Harps Vs Borrisokane Fc
Harps very slender title hopes are on the line here as they face a very gritty Borrisokane outfit. The visitors are six points above the relegation zone and can probably stop looking over their shoulders if they manage a win here. Sean Paddy Guerins has been in outstanding form for the hosts while Borrisokane will hope Shane Stapleton and Matty Power can add to their goal tallies here.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: BT Harps

Roscrea Town Vs Cloughjordan Fc
Leaders Roscrea will look to put their result against BT Harps in the Munster Junior Cup behind them as they host a strong Cloughjordan side. The away side have struggled with consistency this season but are never easily beaten. Dean O’Meara nears full fitness again while Paul Lake continues his fine run of goals. Roscrea will look to Captain Shane Moloney and John Pio Fitzpatrick for goals while some sections are calling for Division 1 Top Scorer Joe Callaghan to be drafted into the squad.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Draw

Nenagh Celtic Vs Ballymackey Fc
This should be a one sided affair as Champions Celtic host relegation favourites Ballymackey. Celtic have both Mark Walsh and Sean Healy on a rich vein of goalscoring form while Jimmy Hynes will always big a big danger. The visitors have struggled in front of goal but Luke Kennedy can be a danger. A comfortable home win is expected.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Nenagh Celtic

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NT&DL Division 1:

Clodiagh Rangers Fc Vs Nenagh Celtic B
This game will have a huge bearing on the promotion race here as both sides need a win to keep up the pace on joint leaders Borroway Rovers and Portumna Town.Celtic will need Danny White to keep up his good form while Clodiagh depend on the likes of Diarmaid Grant and Paul Ryan as they look for an immediate return to the top flight.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Draw

Holycross Fc Vs Moneygall Fc
Moneygall’s quest for survival continues here as they travel to a Holycross side that will still have high hopes of promotion despite dropping points to Roscrea in midweek. The hosts have Jojo O’Meara and Calum O’Connor in particular good form while Gearóid Larkin proves to be a constant threat for they aways side along with Andrew Hodgins.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Holycross Fc

Portumna Town Vs Roscrea Town B
Joint leaders Portumna have a tricky tie here as they face a more than capable Roscrea side. The visitors boast the division ones top scorer in Joe Callaghan who has amassed 19 goals in 13 games but that has done little to curb their inconsistency. Sean O’Meara remains on the injury list while Ryan Hanrahan and David Fogarty have been finding the net in his absence.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Portumna Town

Arra Rovers Vs Rearcross FC
The visitors fine start to the season seems to have come to a crashing halt but a win here will keep them right in the promotion picture. They desperately need Michael O’Gorman back on form as they face a Rovers side who desperately need a win to give them a fighting chance against relegation. Dermot O’Halloran and John Sheedy could be a menace to the visitors defence.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Rearcross FC

Borroway Rovers Vs Ardcroney Fc
Both ends of the table are represented here again as joint leaders Borroway face relegation threatened Ardcroney. Rovers remain unbeaten in their ten league games and have proved on many occasions that they are willing to fight for this title. Keith Moore and Benny Connolly have been in immense form this term while in Jamie Heffernan lies Ardcroney’s best chance of survival.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Borroway Rovers

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NT&DL Second Division:

Borrisokane B Vs Rearcross FC B
Two clubs that have really struggled throughout this campaign face off here. Goals have been few and far between as Kevin Crowe is the main danger for Borrisokane and Pj McLoughlin is probably Rearcross’ best chance.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Draw

Ballywilliam Utd Vs Templetuohy Fc
United upset the odds last weekend by defeating promotion contenders BT Harps and will hope to consolidate their midtable position in their last three games. They face a Templetuohy side that have performed well this season with much thanks to goals from Oisin Jordan.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Ballywilliam Utd

Clodiagh Rangers Fc B Vs Cloughjordan Fc
Clodiagh are still waiting for their first win of the season and might have to wait a bit longer as they face a tough Cloughjordan side. Paul Hanley will look to add to his tally for the hosts while Luke Morkin has been in form for the visitors.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Cloughjordan Fc B

Gurtagarry Fc Vs BT Harps
Gurtagarry will have one foot in Division One for next season of they can beat a BT Harps side that were left reeling by Ballywilliam Utd last weekend. The unbeaten Gurta have Paul Ryan on an incredible 22 goals in just ten league games this season and if he can maintain this form a win is a certainty. Darren Russell is a man that Harps will rely on if they are to maintain their challenge at the top.

Stoppagetime.ie Prediction: Gurtagarry Fc

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