Holycross FC chase historic treble against Nenagh Celtic in the Tipperary Cup final

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Holycross FC chase historic treble against Nenagh Celtic in the Tipperary Cup final

The Holycross FC team which won the Barry Cup following a penalty shoot-out.

Holycross FC find themselves chasing an extraordinary treble on Saturday, May 12th when the North Tipperary & District League division one champions face Nenagh Celtic in the Tipperary Cup final at Moneygall (kick-off 6.30pm).

On Friday last Holycross FC beat Clodiagh Rangers on penalties in the Barry Cup final (the game finished one-all before Holycross won 5-4 on penalties) meaning that Holycross FC could land an historic treble this coming weekend should they also win the Tipperary Cup final.

To book their place in the final of the Tipperary Cup for the first time since 1998 Holycross FC were also required to survive a semi-final penalty shoot-out against Killavilla United - that contest also finished one-all before Holycross won 4-3 on penalties.

Manager Matt Vahey has steered his side to the club’s first-ever division one title this season and although Holycross FC completed their league programme unbeaten they will have to be at their sharpest to see off the challenge of Nenagh Celtic in the final.

Nenagh Celtic have huge pedigree in the North Tipperary & District League and also accounted for Premier Division champions Thurles Town (4-3) in the semi-finals of the Tipperary Cup.

THURLES TOWN

Thurles Town secured back-to-back North Tipperary & District League Premier Division titles recently and completed their league programme undefeated for the second successive season on Monday, May 7th when sharing the points with Nenagh Celtic (2-2).

Winning the club's first-ever league title last season was one thing, but the success enjoyed by the Noel Byrne-managed side this season ranks as an even greater achievement.

Thurles Town also won the Premier Division Shield earlier this season while Nenagh Celtic beat them narrowly in the semi-finals of the Tipperary Cup.

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