FAI Junior Cup
The side most fancied by the bookies to prevent a Sheriff Junior Cup three in a row reached the third round of the FAI Junior Cup with relative ease over the weekend.
Tipperary outfit and 2014 Champions, St Michaels made light work of Sliveardagh to progress along the Road to the Aviva.
Saints had a few half chances in wet and windy conditions before taking the lead on 13 mins when Jonathan Kennedy headed home Joey Mulcahy’s corner kick.
Slieverdagh competed well in a stop start encouther but couldn’t make the final pass and Adrian Walsh did well to gather a free kick before Ollie O’Driscoll went close from a Shane Ryan cross on 34 mins.
The visitors did manage to open up a cushion soon after when Luke Quinn made space on the left and Richie Ryan had a simple task to tap to the net at the far post.
Two became three before the turn when Sean Guerin did well to pick out the overlapping Chris Higgins and Colin Bargary scored from close range from the resultant cross.
The game was well and truly over as a contest just three minutes into the second half. This time Ollie O’Driscoll got on the end of a defence splitting pass to squeeze home from an angle.
Things looked ominous for the home side at that stage but after Shane Ryan and Luke Quinn had chances they probably had the better of the play and to their credit finished the half well.
Slievardagh started to move the ball well and had a few half chances with the best falling to Eoin Burke who fired over the bar from six yards.