Champions Evergreen have a home tie against Newpark in the opening round of the McCalmont Cup PICTURE: MICHAEL BROPHY
City pride will be at stake as Evergreen A take on Newpark in the opening round of this year’s McCalmont Cup.
Defending champions Evergreen, who clinched the Cup as part of a domestic treble last season, have home advantage in this clash.
Last year’s beaten finalists Thomastown United A – who were sunk by Sean Barcoe’s extra-time goal – have been drawn away to Deen Celtic B. Another interesting tie sees an all-Division One pairing between Clover United A and Fort Rangers, while Freebooters A will face another Evergreen side – Evergreen 46 – in their Cup opener.
McCalmont Cup draw
St John’s v Freebooters B
Lions v Highview Athletic A
Clover United A v Fort Rangers
Clover United B v Highview Athletic B
Castlewarren Celtic A v Spa United
Ormonde Villa v East End United
Freebooters A v Evergreen 46
Ballacolla v Freshford Town
Stoneyford United v Evergreen B
Callan United v Paulstown 06
Evergreen A v Newpark
Evergreen C v Bridge United
Thomastown United B v Deen Celtic A
Castlewarren Celtic B v River Rangers
Deen Celtic B v Thomastown United A