Saturday’s final at Aviva Stadium now unlikely to go ahead
SATURDAY’s FAI Junior Cup final between St Michael’s of Tipperary and Sheriff YC of Dublin has been cast in doubt following a reported objection objection by Aisling Annacotty who were defeated one-nil in last Sunday’s delayed semi-final encounter which took place at the AUL Complex in Clonshaugh.
It’s believed that the Limerick club have lodged two separate objections in relation to player registration on the Sheriff YC squad.
Any objection looks certain to delay the hosting of the Blue riband event which was scheduled to kick-off at 5pm at the Aviva on Saturday with the FAI Intermediate Cup final between Crumlin United (LSL) and Avondale United (MSL) preceding the junior competition where there is a 2pm kick-off.
This season’s New Balance FAI Junior Cup has witnessed several high profile protests involving Aisling Annacotty and Regional United’s following quarter final victories over Westport and Sheriff YC, respectively, both having been appealed to the FAI.
Aisling Annacotty were successful in their appeal, while Regional were removed from the tournament with a 3-0 scoreline recorded in favour of the AUL side which allowed them be reinstated and then host Aisling Annacotty in Sunday’s game in Dublin.
THE FAI today has confirmed that the New Balance FAi Intermediate Cup final between Crumlin United and Avondale united will go ahead regardless of any protests in relation to the Junior Cup Final.