Pat Sheehan previews the weekend junior soccer action with Moyross’s big cup game the main show in town.
All roads lead to Moyross at noon on Sunday when the FAI Junior Cup quarter-final clash between Moyross and Wexford side Northend United is sure to attract a huge crowd.
The Moyross fans are renowned for their good humoured boisterousness and it may well stand to the home side when they meet a very good Northend XI.
The Wexford side are unbeaten to date and are four points off the League leaders with four games less played.
Included in their unbeaten run is a 2-1 FAI Junior Cup win over Pike Rovers in round four.
The Wexford side will have no qualms coming to the fortress that is Moyross but you wonder if they know what to expect.
I have seen many teams who were highly fancied wilt in the face of the Moyross support.
That said if Moyross are to win the game it must be done on the field.
They rode their luck against Carrick but their efforts were rewarded with a late winner that brought them to this stage.
They have players for the big occasion such as FAI Junior Cup winner Shane Guerin, Captain Keith Colbert, match winner Barry Quinn and top scorer Adrian Power and all four are required to be at their best come kick off on Sunday.
It is a big ask for a Moyross side in their first season in the Premier League but it would be a foolish man to bet against them.
In the Lawson Cup Regional United and Carew Park battle it out for a place in the semi finals of the famous old competition where Aisling await the winners.
In the Kilmurry Lodge Premier League Janesboro will eat into one of their back games when they host Fairview Rangers, looking to close the gap on leaders Pike Rovers.
Summerville Rovers and Aisling Annacotty picked up welcome points in last weekend’s action in their bid to avoid the drop and Sunday’s game could see the winners move four points from the drop zone.
Corbally United fell into one of those dreaded positions losing heavily to Pike last weekend and will get little sympathy from Geraldines when they cross paths on Sunday.
In the Divisional Cups it is semi final time.
In the Division 1B Calvert Cup Semi Final In form sides Regional United and Holycross battle it out for a place in the decider while in the Division 2B Ray Cup Glenview Rovers host league leaders Castle Rovers.
In Division 3B Ingle Cup Semi Finals the top two sides are favoured to reach the decider when Kilfinane host Bruff United and Pallasgreen travel to Lisnagry.
Hyde Rangers take on Hospital and Caledonians host Dromore Celtic in the Division 4 Keane Cup semi finals while in the Ger Ryan Youth Cup Herbertstown are favoured versus Glenview Rovers while Fairview Rangers v Regional United should be a tighter affair.