CBL Weekend Preview 24th – 26th September

Eight clubs are in action this weekend in the FAI Junior Cup beginning with Doolan’s Cow the first to take on Munster Junior League opposition when they travel to Ballea Pk. on Friday night, (kick-off 8pm),  to face Carrigaline United ‘A’. Doolan’s made it through to the last thirty-two  in 2019/20 and will fancy their chances of progressing.

On Saturday afternoon Harp Celtic take on Wilton United at Mayfield Park. while Derrow Rovers face the experienced AUL outfit Kilumney at the Farm and Jay Bazz make the journey south to tackle Avondale Utd. at Avondale Pk. On Sunday, District 11 and  Martin Harvey Solicitors can look forward to home ties against Coachford and Everton respectfully while UCC United travel to Little Island to meet Leeside for the first time in Junior Cup competition. Best wishes are extended to all our competing clubs.

In the Premier Division Jason O’Neill Electrical will be hoping to make it third time lucky in the league when they hope to gain their first three points in the top flight at the expense of OBS. The visitors will also be looking to record a win after three losses has kept them locked at the bottom of the table with Harp Celtic who have only played one match so far. The only other fixture in the top division next weekend takes place on Sunday morning at Deerpark Secondary School. Joint leaders Satellite Taxis can go clear at the top if they get something from their encounter with Healy O’Connor Solicitors. Healy’s are currently fifth in the table with a win, a draw and a defeat and will look to dependable striker Stephen Dwyer and Francis O’Callaghan to strike form at the right time against a very impressive and free scoring Taxis outfit.

The top two in the First Division, Lion’s Den and Brew Boys are in action over the weekend and will be attempting to maintain their 100% starts to the season. Lion’s Den should see off second from bottom Telus International on Saturday at Mayfield Pk. while Anthony Cody’s Brew Boys could find the Weight Inn at tough nut to crack. VIP Barbers have a chance of registering their first win with a victory over Trend Micro at Crosshaven on Sunday morning. Arainn McGrath’s in-form Daz Barbers could leapfrog Brew Boys if the Boys lose and they outscore Suro Cars at Mayfield Community School on Friday night. The last remaining league fixture features Cork Hospitals and Co. Council at the Farm,  also on Sunday morning. Both teams have played below their best so far but could still be in the shake up for promotion at the end of the season.