Jim O’Sullivan

A delighted Adam McSharry makes it 2-0 for Carrick United in their victory over Dublin’s Castleknock Celtic in the FAI Junior Cup during Christmas week. The Cup holders will play Athenry in the last 32 at Tom Drohan Park on January 31. The current Connacht Junior Cup holders and FAI Junior Cup finalists of 2005 will offer stern opposition. | Photo: Jim O’Sullivan

There was mixed luck for the two remaining Waterford League sides remaining in the Umbro FAI Junior Cup draw which was made on Sunday morning last.

The holders, Carrick United will have home advantage against Athenry, the club Waterford Crystal defeated in Terryland Park in 2006 to win the trophy.

Athenry bounced back from defeat and last season they were crowned champions in the Connacht Cup. Bohemians will have to travel to play Greystones United. They play in the Saturday Major Leinster Senior League and are struggling somewhat after seven games.

They have won one game, drawn three and lost three. Malahide United are the leaders with a total of 20 points. Both local outfits will be hopeful of making it to the last 16.