Thurles' Peake Villa U15 and U17 teams chase national cup glory on the double

Brian McDonnell


Brian McDonnell


Thurles' Peake Villa U15 and U17 teams chase national cup glory on the double

The Peake Villa under-15 team which will take on St Kevin's Boys in a national cup quarter-final this weekend.

The excitement is growing in Thurles this week as both the Peake Villa under-15 and under-17 teams chase national cup glory - on Saturday, March 17th Peake Villa host Cork outfit Springfield Ramblers (2.30pm) in the quarter-finals of the FAI Under-17 Challenge Cup while on Monday, March 19th Villa are away (1pm) to Dublin kingpins St Kevin's Boys in the quarter-final of the SFAI National Under-15 National Cup; that contest takes place at St Aidan's School on Collins Avenue, Dublin 9 (near Dublin City University).

And, irrespective of the results this weekend it is an extraordinary achievement for a Tipperary South & District League club to progress two sides to the quarter-finals of such prestigious national competitions.

En route to this stage of the competition the Peake Villa under-15s have beaten Wexford Celtic (walkover), Carrick United (4-1), Evergreen (1-0), Portlaoise (3-1) and North End United (3-2).

The full quarter-final draw for the under-15 national cup reads as follows: St Kevin's Boys v Peake Villa, Hanover Harps v Bohemians FC, Camp Juniors v Corinthian Boys, Letterkenny Rovers v Crumlin United.

Meanwhile during the under-17 national cup campaign Peake Villa have beaten Bohemians FC (2-1), Drogheda Boys (1-1, 4-3 on penalties) and Manulla (3-2).

The under-17 national cup quarter-final draw reads as follows: Peake Villa v Springfield Ramblers, Coachford v Willow Park, Freebooters v Corduff FC, Greenwood v Douglas Hall.

Peake Villa, of course, will seek to emulate Nenagh AFC who won the under-17 national cup in 2016 (Tramore AFC won the title last season).

The Peake Villa under-17 team which will host Springfield Ramblers in a national cup quarter-final this weekend.


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