Umbro Kilkenny & District League
Stoneyford United v Callan United, 6.30pm.
St Canice’s Credit Union Premier Division (6.30pm)
Bridge United A v Thomastown United A.
Lions A v Clover United A.
Freebooters B v Fort Rangers.
Evergreen B v Freebooters A.
East End United A v Newpark United A, 6.30pm.
St Canice’s Credit Union Premier Division (11am)
Clover United A v Evergreen A.
Freebooters A v Thomastown United A.
Fort Rangers v Bridge United A.
Evergreen B v Lions A.
Division One (11am)
Spa United v Stoneyford United.
Callan United v Highview Athletic A.
Newpark United A v Southend United.
AC Kilkenny A v Urlingford.
St Canice’s Credit Union Premier Division
Evergreen A 3, Lions A 1.
Freebooters A 3, Bridge United A 1.
Clover United A 0, Evergreen B 2.
Southend United 2, AC Kilkenny A 1.
Mock Lawlor Trophy final
North End United 1, Freebooters 3.
Mock Lawlor Trophy semi-final
North End United 2, Evergreen 1.
EVERGREEN A will begin the defence of their Maher Shield at home.
The champions from the Kells Road, the fifth team drawn from the hat, will take on Urlingford in the competition’s preliminary round on Sunday, September 16.
The traditional curtain-raiser to the start of the full junior soccer campaign in Kilkenny, this year’s draw has seen several high-flying teams begin at the earliest stage. East End United A, long-time specialists in the competition, have been paired with Johnstown’s Spa United. There will be one all-Premier Division game as Freebooters B host Thomastown United A.
Last year’s beaten finalists Freebooters A have also been drawn at home. They will take on River Rangers.
Newpark United, who reached the semi-finals last season, will have a short trip to Tullaroan. Fellow semi-finalists last time out Clover United A will be home to Clifden United.
Several teams, including Highview, Stoneyford United, Orchard Rovers and Callan United, received byes.
The preliminary round draw is:
Pat Maher Shield (11am unless stated)
AC Kilkenny A v Bridge United A.
Clover United A v Clifden United.
Evergreen A v Urlingford.
Fort Rangers v Freshford Town.
Freebooters A v River Rangers.
Lions A v Brookville.
Southend United v Evergreen B.
Tullaroan v Newpark United A.
Freebooters B v Thomastown United A, 2.30pm.
Spa United v East End United A, 2.30pm.