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Hibernians find out next Junior Cup opponents as 6th Round draw made this afternoon

Waterford's Hibernians have been drawn against Tipperary side, St Michael's in the sixth round of the FAI Junior Cup.

The draw was completed today in Abbotstown by Competitions Manager, Fran Gavin, and Villa FC goalkeeper, Craig Dunphy.

Hibs defeated Castlebar Celtic by five goals to nil on Sunday and will now face the 2018/2019 season winners, St Michael's, during the week ending February 12th.

Elsewhere, Kerry District League side, Killarney Celtic, face a tough trip to Dublin as they face Leinster Senior League side, Tallaght United.

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Clare side, Avenue United, will journey to Galway to face Colga FC, while Sandyhill Shangan FC make the short trip to Crumlin United in an all-Dublin affair.

Another stand-out tie will see the 2019/20 winners, Fairview Rangers, travel to Wexford side, Gorey Rangers.

"Yes, unbelievable memories," said Villa net-minder Craig Dunphy at today's draw. The Waterford outfit are the reigning champions after an historic victory in Cork last year.

"It's probably a day we'll never forget, that day down in Turner's Cross, lifting that Junior Cup," he said.

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"Fellows dream of the Junior Cup so it's unbelievable."

When asked at what stage of the Junior Cup that things really begin to heat-up for a club, Craig said,ย "Once you kind of get out of your own area, that's when it starts to feel real - when you're playing teams outside of your own area that's when it really starts to feel real."

FAI Junior Cup - Sixth Round DrawBuncrana Hearts v Salthill Devon FCRegional United v Newmarket Celtic FCOld County FC v Ballynanty Rovers AFCTallaght United v Killarney CelticGorey Rangers AFC v Fairview Rangers FCColga FC v Avenue UnitedCrumlin United v Sandyhill Shangan FCSt Michael's AFC v Hibernian FCAll matches set to be played on the week-ending February 12th.ย 

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