Tipperary side St Michael's are scheduled to play their FAI Junior Cup semi-final tie on April 7th

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Tipperary side St Michael's are scheduled to play their FAI Junior Cup semi-final tie on April 7th

The St Michael’s team which lost the Champions Trophy final to Janesboro earlier this season.

Tipperary South & District League side St Michael's will face Ayrfield or Northend United in the semi-finals of the FAI Junior New Balance Cup Saturday, April 7th at Cooke Park in Tipperary town (kick-off 5pm) - the following day in their respective semi-final Pike Rovers will take on Newmarket Celtic in Limerick (2pm).

Last weekend the Saints battled their way toward a 2-1 win over Usher Celtic at the DIT Grangegorman Campus in Dublin on Sunday and duly progressed to the semi-finals of the prestigious FAI New Balance Junior Cup - Colin Bargary scored both goals.

St Michael’s booked their place in the last eight of the FAI New Balance Junior Cup thanks to a 3-0 win over Tolka Rovers in Tipperary Town recently. Jimmy Carr and David Slattery notched the goals which set the Saints on their way to the quarter-finals of the competition.

Previous to their seventh round win over Tolka Rovers the Saints won impressively away to Ballinasloe Town (4-0) in the sixth round and in the last sixty-four of the prestigious competition St Michael’s beat New Ross Town (6-0).

St Michael’s last won the FAI Junior Cup in 2014.

St Michael's, of course, will also feature in the last eight of the Munster Junior Cup during the coming weeks. The Saints lost out to Pike Rovers in last season's provincial final and face Newmarket Celtic following the draw for the last eight.

The Saints beat Murroe 1-0 to qualify for the last eight of the Munster Junior Cup for the fifth season in succession recently thanks to a Joey Mulcahy strike. In the previous round St Michael's got the better of St Saviour's (Waterford) 4-0. St Michael's also accounted for St Nicholas (3-0), Clonmel Celtic (1-0) and Donohill & District (7-0).

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