North End incentive
NORTH END will have a nice incentive when they travel to north Dublin on January 27 to take on Ayrfield United in the third round of the Leinster Senior Cup. The Airtricity League clubs enter the competition at the following phase, and the victors from this clash have been handed an enticing home draw against First Division Longford Town who have invested heavily in new players under the management of ex-Spurs player Neale Fenn.
Among his recent recruits are Aaron Dobbs who signed from Shamrock Rovers after spending the previous one and a half seasons on loan with Wexford F.C., so the Enniscorthy striker could be coming up against some familiar North End faces if the Sky Blues can get a favourable result in Dublin.
Wexford F.C. will also be travelling to the capital for round four, in a repeat of last year’s quarter-final which they lost 5-0 to Premier Division outfit St. Patrick’s Athletic in Richmond Park.
The Ferrycarrig Park crew will meet the same opponents in their first pre-season friendly in Carlow I.T. on Saturday at 2 p.m., while they will visit the R.S.C. to face Waterford F.C. seven days later.
Lukie Kehoe with his sister, Kathleen, and brother, Bartie.