Peake Villa and St Michaels hit the highs for South Tipp league while Premier side Cahir Park fall at first hurdle
On the first major weekend of FAI Cup action involving the teams from the TSDL, the results were a mixed bag for our local clubs. TSDL Premier clubs Peake Villa and St Michaels were up against the finest that North Tipperary has to offer, and both teams came away with tickets to the next round of Ireland’s Premier Junior competition. Peake Villa’s result was the one which raised most eyebrows, as they travelled to Nenagh AFC to play the NDTL leaders and the Southern league team came away with a victory. On Saturday evening it was the turn of St Michael’s against Cloughjordan, another of the NDTL top clubs, and again it was the TSDL representatives that prevailed, and by a very comfortable scoreline.
Kilmanahan United were one of three TSDL teams to be beaten by a team from outside the league, blitzed early on by a very strong Clodaigh Rangers side, along with Rosegreen Rangers carrying on their poor form with a comprehensive beating in Thurles. Premier league team Old Bridge also had to come back from not one but two early goals, before they finished off Second Division Redmondstown.
The major upsets of the weekend came at Burncourt, where Third Division Burncourt Celtic beat First Division Cullen Lattin on penalties, and in Borrisokane, where the NDTL First Division side beat an out of sorts Cahir Park from South Tipp’s Premier Division