One of the most popular club competitions of the season kicks off this weekend with the first round of the Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup.
Cup holders Enniscorthy are at home to a Portadown side that are struggling for form in Ulster with a win over Clogher Valley but losses to Bangor and Inst.
That said, they lost to the Wexford club in last season’s semi-final by a point. Plenty of edge to this game then.
Clogher Valley, beaten by a similar margin in the final last February, are at home to Clondalkin.
This competition has seen some thrilling action on the pitch and paved the way for several clubs to make the jump to the Ulster Bank League, including three-time winners Tullamore, Armagh, City of Derry and even the very first champions, Rainey Old Boys, back in 2006.
ULSTER BANK ALL-IRELAND JUNIOR CUP FIRST ROUND: Saturday, October 25
Kick-off 2.30pm unless stated –
CIYMS v Ballinasloe, Belmont
Clogher Valley v Clondalkin, the Cran
Clonmel v Bangor, Ardgaoithe
Connemara v St. Mary’s, Monastery Field
Dundalk v Cobh Pirates, Mill Road
Enniscorthy v Portadown, Ross Road
Monivea v Coolmine, Castle Grounds
Newcastle West v OLBC, Cullinagh
Ulster Bank All-Ireland Junior Cup Winners –
2013/14 – Enniscorthy
2012/13 – Tullamore
2011/12 – Tullamore
2010/11 – Crosshaven
2009/10 – City of Derry
2008/09 – Tullamore
2007/08 – Navan
2006/07 – Seapoint
2005/06 – Rainey Old Boys