MJC Semi Final Preview ; Janesboro v Tralee Dynamos
Munster Junior Cup Semi Final
Sunday 12th April 2015
Janesboro v Tralee Dynamos
Kick off , 2.00pm
Venue , Jackman Park , Limerick .
By Tommy Naughton
Tralee Dynamos travel to Limerick on Sunday to face Janesboro in the Munster Junior Cup semi final . Dynamos will be hoping they can be the second Kerry team to reach the final of this competition after Killarney Celtic did in 1989 .
Tralee Dynamos are in second place in the KDL Premier A having just lost once in thirteen games scoring 35 and only conceding 20 goals . In The Munster Junior Cup first round they defeated Dingle Bay Rovers away from home by four goals to three . In the second round they defeated Fenit Samphires on a 2-0 score line before beating Tralee rivals St Brendans Park by two goals to one in the third Round Kerry area final . The Fourth round saw Tralee Dynamos travel to Drinagh Rangers in West Cork where the came away with a one nil win in a very tight game . The last 16 again handed Tralee Dynamos an away tie in Cork against Park United from Mitchelstown where they won on a two one score line . In the Quarter Final Tralee Dynamos were away from home once again this time in Limerick against Ballingarry Fc where they won on a 2-0 score line .
Tralee Dynamos will have a very experienced squad travelling to limerick with a number of their players such as Derek o Brien , Jonathan Burrows , Maurice o Rahilly , Shane Guthrie and James Sugrue are just a few who all have league of Ireland experience .
Janesboro are currently in third place in the Limerick lead three points behind Pike Rovers with a game in hand. In the Munster Junior Cup they defeated Weston Villa by six goals to nil in the first round . The second round saw them defat Wembley Rovers 3-1 away from home before beating Charleville in the third round by seven goals to one . The fourth round saw they get passed the challenge of fellow Limerick side Aisling Annacotty but three goal to one . Again in the fifth round it was another Limerick side in their way this time Regional United which they won on a 4-3 score line . The quarter final sent Janesboro to Abbeyfeale which they easily won by three goals to nil .
Tralee Dynamos Manager Mark Fitzgerald told me earlier in the week how preparations for Sunday have been going ”
David o Sullivan from Janesboro United told me earlier this weeks about how Janesboro’s season has been going , “In qualifying to play in this years semi final of MJC Janesboro will be in our 3rd semi final in 4 years. Having previously lost in semi final in 2014 to St Micheals , to Clonmel in 1/4 final in 2013, & in 2012 we defeated Fermoy of Cork to advance to the final where we beat Nenagh to win the Munster Junior Cup for the 2nd time in the clubs history. Locally we are 3rd in the Limerick premier league 3 points behind the leaders with a game in hand & recently have been crowned Premier League Cup Champions” .
The winners of the game will face either Carrick United or Newmarket Celtic in the Final .
All of Kerry Soccer will be hoping that Tralee Dynamos can continue their run in the competition and reach the Munster Junior Cup final .