Cup leaves Bridge and ’Booters seeing double!

TWO CLUBS have been left seeing double after the opening draw for this season’s McCalmont Cup.

TWO CLUBS have been left seeing double after the opening draw for this season’s McCalmont Cup.

Champions Freebooters A will begin their title defence with an away day against their Premier Division colleagues Bridge United A. Incredibly, both club’s B teams have been paired together in Kilkenny football’s most prestigious competition.

Goresbridge will also be the venue as ’Booters B have been drawn against Bridge in one of three preliminary round games. The games will also feature East End United, who take on Spa United and the meeting of Premier outfit Deen Celtic against Division Two champions-elect Urlingford.

No dates have been announced for the opening round fixtures.

Preliminary Round: East End United v Spa United, Urlingford v Deen Celtic A, Freebooters B v Bridge United B.

First Round: Callan United v Evergreen A, River Rangers v Freshford Town, Evergreen B v Highview Athletic, Freebooters B or Bridge United B v Newpark United A, Tullaroan v Thomastown United B, AC Kilkenny v St Anne’s,

Fort Rangers v Brookville, Thomastown United A v Urlingford or Deen Celtic A, Deen Celtic B v Lions A, Evergreen C v Clover United B, AC Kilkenny A v Clifden United, Clover United A v Newpark United B, Bridge United A v Freebooters A, East End United or Spa United v St John’s, Stoneyford United v Lions B, Gowran v Orchard Rovers.

Divisional Cups

Meanwhile the full draw has also been made for the League’s divisional cup competitions.

Clubs from junior to schoolboys’ levels will be in cup action as their league seasons wind down, with plenty of silverware up for grabs.

As with the McCalmont Cup, no dates have yet been announced for these games.

Division One Cup - Preliminary Round: AC Kilkenny A v Clover United A. Quarter-finals: (1) Tullaroan v Thomastown United A, (2) Stoneyford United v Spa United, (3) Freshford Town v AC Kilkenny A or Clover United A, (4) Newpark United A v Callan United. Semi-finals: 2 v 3, 4 v 1.

Division Two Ken & Michael Byrne Memorial Cup - Preliminary Round: Urlingford v Clifden United. Quarter-finals: (1) Urlingford or Clifden v East End United B, (2) River Rangers v Brookville, (3) Highview Athletic v Lions B, (4) Gowran v Thomastown United B. Semi-finals: 2 v 3, 4 v 1.

Division Three Cup - Preliminary Round: Clover United B v Evergreen C. Quarter-finals: (1) Orchard Rovers v Deen Celtic B, (2) Newpark United B v Clover United B or Evergreen C, (3) St Anne’s v AC Kilkenny B, (4) St John’s v Bridge United B. Semi-finals: 3 v 1, 4 v 2.

Women’s Cup - Preliminary Round: Deen Celtic v St Joseph’s, Evergreen v East End United, Orchard Rovers v Gowran. Quarter-finals: (1) Clover United v Urlingford, (2) Deen Celtic or St Joseph’s v Thomastown United, (3) Orchard Rovers or Gowran v Evergreen or East End United, (4) Tullaroan v Bridge United. Semi-finals: 1 v 2, 4 v 3.

Buckley Youths’ Cup - Quarter-finals: (1) Evergreen City v Clover United, (2) Evergreen v River Rangers (3) Newpark/Ormonde Villa v Freebooters, (4) Thomastown United v Lions. Semi-finals: 3 v 4, 2 v 1.

Under-17 K&DL Cup - Preliminary Round: Evergreen v Fort Rangers. Semi-finals: East End United v Freshford Town, Evergreen or Fort Rangers v Deen Celtic.

Under-16 Brendan Lonergan Cup - Byes: (1) Highview Athletic, (2) Evergreen A, (3) Clover United, (4) Lions, (5) Thomastown United, (6) Bridge United. Preliminary Round: (7) Freebooters v Evergreen C, (8) Evergreen B v Ormonde Villa. Quarter-finals: (A) 7 v 8, (B) 8 v 6, (C) 1 v 5, (D) 4 v 2. Semi-finals: D v A, C v B.

Under-15 K&DL Cup - Byes: (1) Thomastown United, (2) Evergreen A, (3) Freshford Town, (4) Freebooters B, (5) Deen Celtic. Preliminary Round: (6) Freebooters A v Ormonde Villa, (7) Evergreen B v Southend United, (8) Bridge United v Callan United. Quarter-finals: (A) 6 v 1, (B) 4 v 7, (C) 3 v 2, (D) 8 v 5. Semi-finals: D v C, A v B.

Under-14 Declan Fennelly Cup - Byes: (1) Freebooters A, (2) Thomastown United B, (3) Clover United. Preliminary Round: (4) Ormonde Villa v Bridge United, (5) Freshford Town v Urlingford, (6) Paulstown 06 v Thomastown United, (7) Evergreen B v Freebooters B, (8) Highview Athletic v Evergreen A. Quarter-finals: (A) 5 v 4, (B) 2 v 8, (C) 6 v 7, (D) 3 v 1. Semi-finals: D v B, C v A.

Under-13 Eric Wilcox Cup - Byes: (1) Thomastown United, (2) Freebooters A. First Round: (3) Evergreen B v Paulstown 06, (4) Stoneyford United v Bridge United, (5) Southend United v East End United, (6) Callan United v Evergreen A, (7) Freshford Town v Ormonde Villa, (8) Deen Celtic v Freebooters B. Quarter-finals: (A) 8 v 7, (B) 3 v 5, (C) 6 v 1, (D) 4 v 2. Semi-finals: D v C, B v A.

Under-12 K&DL Cup - Preliminary Round: (1) Evergreen B v Fort Rangers, (2) Freebooters A v Deen Celtic, (3) Lions v Bridge United, (4) Highview Athletic v East End United, (5) Freebooters B v Southend United, (6) Evergreen A v Thomastown United, (7) Clover United v Ormonde Villa. Bye: Callan United (8). Quarter-finals: (A) 3 v 8, (B) 2 v 7, (C) 6 v 1, (D) 4 v 5. Semi-finals: A v B, D v C.

Under-11 David Doran Cup - Preliminary Round: Lions v Fort Rangers. Last 16: (1) Paulstown 06 v Evergreen C, (2) Thomastown United A v Deen Celtic, (3) Evergreen B v Freebooters C, (4) Bridge United v Lions or Fort Rangers, (5) Freshford Town v Highview Athletic, (6) Stoneyford United v Evergreen A, (7) Freebooters B v Callan United, (8) East End United v Freebooters A. Quarter-finals: (A) 1 v 2, (B) 3 v 7, (C) 6 v 5, (D) 4 v 8. Semi-finals: C v A, B v D.