The draws for the next round of the LFA Cup has been made.
Thomastown is already into the next round after besting St. Pauls Artane on penalties in early March. Awaiting them is either Old County or Forth Celtic, who go head to head this weekend. Certain avid Kilkenny soccer fans may be aware of old County, who knocked out Evergreen in the FAI Cup recently on penalties in a very feisty affair.
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Evergreen, Freebooters, and New Oak boys are in action this weekend for the chance to cement their place in the quarters. First up on Friday night, Evergreen travel to Dublin Port Stadium for a 7.30pm kickoff against Hardwicke F.C.
New Oak Boys, fresh off another double travel to Tully Park to play Trim Celtic on the 26th, with Freebooters, who just claimed the Pat Maher Shield, welcome Ferns United on the same day.
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Evergreen has now possibly drawn New Oak Boys if they make it to the quarter-finals, while Freebooters will have to travel to meet Aungier Celtic if they get passed Ferns United.
Speaking to Scoreline, New Oak Assistant Manager Eddie Shaw highlighted the danger of their next opponent Trim;
“We played Trim earlier on in the season, we played them in the first round of the LFA Senior Cup in Trim. We actually beat them 5-4. they are a good side, they have some lovely players, it was a cracker of the game, an absolute cracker. So we are looking forward to it.”
Listen back to the full interview with Eddie below on Scoreline Extra and tune in this weekend to hear the thoughts of Freebooters starlet David Rice;