BT Harps and Thurles Town meet this Sunday with the league title on the line

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BT Harps and Thurles Town meet this Sunday with the league title on the line

The Thurles Town team who were crowned Premier Division Shield champions on April 1st.

Blackcastle Templemore Harps host Thurles Town on Sunday, April 8th (kick-off 2pm) in a contest which is likely to decide the North Tipperary & District League Premier Division title race.

Thurles Town made history last season when landing the club’s first-ever league title in emphatic style - Noel Byrne's side were in startling form on the domestic front and completed their league programme with a 100% winning record.

Town were also crowned Premier Division Shield champions last weekend when seeing off the challenge of Nenagh Celtic (1-0) away from home, but you can be sure that BT Harps will present Thurles with a stern test this Sunday.

Right now, with three rounds of games to go, Thurles Town lead the Premier Division of the North Tipperary & District League on 31 points (+28 goal difference) while Blackcastle Templemore Harps are hot on their heels - BT Harps are three points behind on 28 (+7 goal difference).

Thurles Town are undefeated in the league this season (ten wins), but did cough up points in a 2-2 draw with Cloughjordan earlier this season. Meanwhile BT Harps have nine wins and drew with Borroway Rovers (2-2).

In a key contest earlier this season Blackcastle Templemore Harps lost away to Thurles Town 1-5 at the Greyhound Stadium, but have been in terrific form of late when winning five league games in succession.

Therefore the contest on Sunday should be a cracker.

Blackcastle Templemore Harps, managed by Henry Newman, are chasing the club's first Premier Division league title since 2001.

PREMIER DIVISION RESULTS

Ballymackey FC 0-5 Thurles Town
Thurles Town 4-0 Portumna Town
Thurles Town 8-1 Cloughjordan FC
Thurles Town 3-1 Killavilla United
Thurles Town 2-1 Borroway Rovers
Nenagh Celtic 2-3 Thurles Town
Killavilla United 1-2 Thurles Town
Thurles Town 5-1 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Thurles Town 2-0 Ballymackey FC
Cloughjordan FC 2-2 Thurles Town
Portumna Town 2-3 Thurles Town

Ballymackey FC 0-3 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Portumna Town 0-1 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Nenagh Celtic 3-4 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Blackcastle Templemore Harps 2-1 Borroway Rovers
Blackcastle Templemore Harps 3-2 Nenagh Celtic
Borroway Rovers 2-2 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Thurles Town 5-1 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Blackcastle Templemore Harps 3-2 Ballymackey FC
Cloughjordan FC 3-4 Blackcastle Templemore Harps
Blackcastle Templemore Harps 2-1 Portumna Town
Killavilla United 1-2 Blackcastle Templemore Harps

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