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Don't forget to support St Michael's in the FAI Junior Cup semi-final in Tipperary town on Sunday

Brian McDonnell

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Don't forget to support St Michael's in the FAI Junior Cup semi-final in Tipperary town on Sunday

The St Michael's team which recently saw off Evergreen in the FAI Junior Cup quarter-finals.

St Michael’s are chasing an extraordinary five trophies this season and will host Donegal outfit Glengad United at Cooke Park in Tipperary Town on Sunday, April 7 (kick-off 1pm) in the semi-finals of the New Balance FAI Junior Cup. Indeed, this cup tie looks like it could be a potential cracker with a place in the prestigious final at the Aviva Stadium up for grabs.

The last eight pitted St Michael's against the might of Evergreen in Kilkenny and the Saints prevailed on a 1-0 scoreline. In the last sixteen St Michael's beat Mervue United 2-1 while this outstanding Saints team - who won the competition outright as recently as 2014 - saw off the challenge of last season’s semi-finalists Newmarket Celtic (Clare & District League) in the last thirty-two (2-0). Previous to that encounter St Michael's beat Leitrim's Manorhamilton Rangers (2-1), Tipperary Town (7-0), Old Bridge (10-0) and Mullinahone FC (6-0).

St Michael's were crowned Tipperary South & District League Premier Division champions last weekend - click here for more information on their extraordinary season.

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