Intriguing clashes ahead
THE SEMI-FINALS for Co. Wicklow’s cup competitions were made on Monday evening. An all-Premier Division Wicklow Cup final still looks to be the likely outcome unless Rathnew AFC C or Glencormac United can upset the odds again.
In the Jim McLaughlin Premier Cup, Rathnew AFC A and Arklow Town will know that victory in their semi-final encounter will see them installed as heavy favourites against either Ashford Rovers or Arklow United A.
The Division 2 Cup has handed favourites Rathnew AFC B a tricky trip to Kilmac to take on Glencormac United, while Celtic Stars have a home clash with Newtown United B to overcome.
Conary United and FC Laragh are the two stronger teams in the Thomas Scott Cup but they have both been drawn away from home in their last four ties against Arklow Celtic B and Arklow United B respectively.
In the Charlie Byrne Cup, all eyes will be on the meeting of Fassaroe YC and Rathnew AFC C while Shamrock Celtic and Wicklow Town will also be hoping to prove a few points as they lock horns in the other semi.
The Divisin 3A and Division 3B Shields also look to be close affairs as teams battle it out to be crowned the inaugural champions of their respective sections. Here are the draws in full: Wicklow Cup: Ashford Rovers V Rathnew AFC C; Newtown United A/Rathnew AFC A V Arklow Town/Glencormac United.
Jim McLaughlin Premier Cup: Rathnew AFC A v Arklow Town; Ashford Rovers v Arklow United A.
Division 2 Cup: Glencormac United Rathnew AFC B; Celtic Stars V Newtown United B.
Thomas Scott Division 3 South Cup: Arklow Celtic B v Conary United; Arklow United B FC Laragh.
Charlie Byrne Division 3 North Cup: Fassaroe YC v Rathnew AFC C; Shamrock Celtic V Wicklow Town B.
Division 3A Shield: Shamrock Celtic/Carnew United v Ballywaltrim FC/Fassaroe YC; Avonm-more FC V Rathnew AFC C.
Division 3B Shield: Arklow Celtic B v Arklow United B/St. Fergal’s AFC B; Wicklow Town B v MK Dons.