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Up for the Cup: Ardee Celtic handed St Francis assignment

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Ardee Celtic players celebrated during their FAI Junior Cup win over Kilmore Celtic. Photo Credit: Adrian Crawley.
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This article originally appeared on ThisIsArdee.ie

The draws for the next round of the FAI Junior Cup and Leinster Junior Cup competitions have been made with Ardee Celtic learning who they will face in the next rounds, permitting they get past St Kevins Boys in the former.

Conor Lynch’s side secured their place in round two of the Leinster Junior Cup without having to field after their fixture with Wexford’s Moyne Rangers was called off back in September, with Moyne unable to field a team. The Deesiders were subsequently handed a bye into the next round.

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Their tie with St Kevin’s Boys was originally scheduled to be played on October 13th but due to a fixture clash, it was postponed. If Celtic do overcome the side from Dublin, they will face another big junior football outfit – St Francis FC. The Font have been handed a home tie against the team from Baldonnel, should they beat St Kevins.

The Leinster Senior League team formerly competed in the League of Ireland between 1997 and 2001.

In the FAI Junior Cup, Ardee Celtic have been drawn an away tie against either Ely Woodlawn or Collinstown FC in round four. The team from Townparks beat Kilmore Celtic 3-1 last Friday night to progress into the next round, with goals from Darryn Gaynor, John Flanagan and Ross Gaynor proving the difference.

Their reward is a trip to face the winner of the round three clash between Ely Woodlawn and Collinstown FC. That fixture is due to be played on the weekend of the 10/11/12th of November. Ardee Celtic join Newfoundwell and Trim Celtic as the only NEFL sides to have secured their place in round four.

Before beating Kilmore Celtic under lights last Friday, Ardee Celtic had 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 made sure of progress that day.

The Deesiders have played just two league games this season due to their various cup commitments. They are once again in cup action this coming Sunday when they travel to face second tier side Kells-Blackwater in the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup.

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