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Fixture clash postpones Ardee Celtic’s cup tie

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Conor Lynch watches on as Ardee Celtic face Boyne Harps at United Park. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The visit of St Kevin’s Boys to Townparks on Friday night, in a Leinster Senior Cup clash with Ardee Celtic, has been postponed due to a fixture mix-up by the Leinster Senior League.

The game was set to mark the very first match under the new floodlights at the main pitch at Townparks – and it was also set to mark the first team debut of Ross Gaynor, who has received international clearance from the FAI and is now available to play for his new club.

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However, it has emerged today that St Kevins Boys will not be travelling to Ardee for the round three clash. Due to a clash, they will instead have a league encounter on Saturday, meaning the cup tie in Ardee will now take place at a later date. That has yet to be confirmed, but it could be in two weeks time.

St Kevin’s Boys are one of the biggest names in junior football in Ireland and are a team with considerable pedigree in this competition, winning the cup in 2012 by seeing off 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 Saturday, Stuart Reynolds’ second team will face Trim Celtic in the NEFL Reserve Cup first round while Frank Dowdall’s third team are away to Electro in the A Reserve League.

Square United reserves will play will play host to Carrick Rovers on Saturday afternoon with the first team away to BMC in the first round of the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup on Sunday morning.

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