Killarney side faces a trip to Tallaght

Stephen McCarthy: Vital goal

Kerry soccer kingpins Killarney Celtic have a very testing tie in the last 16 of the FAI Junior Cup, the premier event in the county for district league sides.

They have been drawn away to Dublin side Tallaght United and the game will be played in Ballymount Park on the weekend of February 12.

Celtic made it through to this round with a victory over Peake Villa FC of Tipperary last weekend with Stephen McCarthy notching the vital goal in Thurles.

Despite losing a number of key players to the newly formed League of Ireland Division 1 side Kerry FC, Celtic should still have enough firepower and experience to give it a real go and the current Kerry league and cup champions will be hoping to make it through to the quarter-finals.

The FAI Junior Cup is one of the major tournaments in Irish soccer and other sides to have made the sixth round this season include Crumlin United, Salthill Devon, Buncrana Hearts, Gorey Rangers, Newmarket Celtic and Fairview Rangers.

The quarter-finals will take place on March 5, with the semi-finals on April 2 and the final on April 30. Your quality local news service. Call 087-2229761 to advertise