After a pulsating day of FAI Junior Cup Football, BT Harps, Clonmel Town, Peake Villa, St Michaels and Newport Town made their way into the sixth round draw for the illustrious competition,
St John Bosco 3-3 BT Harps
(Harps win 3-1 on Pens)
BT Harps continued to fly the flag for the North Tipperary & District League after grinding out a penalty shootout win against Cork AUL side St John Bosco. Harps found themselves two goals down in the second half but two Luke Quinlan goals sent the tie into extra time, Harps went a goal up early in the extra period thanks to an own goal but they were unable to hold the hosts off as they scored late on to send the game into a penalty shoot-out. Harps held their nerve and ran out 3-1 winners in the shootout.
Park Celtic 0-2 Clonmel Town
Clonmel Town made the trip to Dublin and came home with a big win thanks to two first half goals from Craig Guiry and Adrian Cleere.
Peake Villa 3-0 Carrig Celtic
Peake Villa Continued their recent good form in this competition with a comfortable win over Limerick Desmond side Carrig Celtic. An Aidan McCormack header had the hosts a goal to the good at half time and further goals from Pippy Carroll (pen) and Tommy Teer in the second half ensured they would be in the hat for Round 6.
Manorhamilton Rangers 1-2 St Michaels
St Michaels had a very awkward morning in Leitrim as their fixture had to be moved from Bee Park to Sligo because of a waterlogged pitch. This didn’t deter the visitors and they were two goals up mid-way through the first half thanks to goals from the in-form Shane Ryan and Colin Bargary. The hosts did pull one back but Saints held on to make it to the sixth round.
Newport Town 2-2 Carbury Fc
(Newport Win 4-3 On Pens)
Limerick District side Newport Town twice came from behind to bead Carbury Fc on penalties in Derryleigh Park