Ardee Celtic have been handed a big, big draw in round three of the Leinster Junior Cup, with the Townparks side set to welcome Leinster Senior League outfit St Kevin’s Boys to Ardee later this month.
Conor Lynch’s side secured their place in round two without having to field. Their fixture with Wexford’s Moyne Rangers was called off eight days ago, with Moyne unable to field a team. The Deesiders were subsequently handed a bye into the next round.
Now, they have been paired with St Kevin’s Boys – one of the biggest names in junior football in Ireland and a team with considerable pedigree in this competition. The Dubliners will come to Townspark on Friday, October 13th with the match set to be played under new lights at Townspark. Kick off is at 8pm.
St Kevin’s won the competition in 2012, beating NEFL side Duleek 4-2 in the final. They also finished runners up in both 2011 and 2009. Ardee Celtic’s cup visitors haven’t enjoyed a good start to their 2017/18 league campaign however, failing to win any of their opening four games in their Leinster Senior League division.
On Sunday afternoon, Ardee Celtic confirmed their place in round three of the FAI Junior Cup with a comfortable 4-0 win over Ballyogan Celtic in Leopardstown. Goals from Gareth Kane, Darren McMullan and a brace from Darryn Gaynor meant the Ardee men were never in danger as they ensured they progressed to round three.