Sparks to fly as Cockhill-Buncrana paired in mouthwatering Knockalla Cup tie

Derby rivals Cockhill Celtic and Buncrana Hearts will cross swords in the tie of the opening round of the 2019 Knockalla Caravans Senior Cup.

Since Hearts’ withdrawal from the Ulster Senior League, those flames haven’t burned in Buncrana.
But the draw, made last night at a meeting of the Ulster FA, has drawn the two together.
Cockhill – last year’s beaten Knockalla finalists and six-in-a-row USL Champions – will have gone advantage.
Stephen McNutt is sure to have Buncrana fired up for the clash at the Charlie O’Donnell Sports Ground.
Cup holders Letterkenny Rovers have been handed a home draw against Swilly Rovers.
Inishowen League Champions Glengad United are away at FC Lighthouse with Donegal League kingpins Kildrum Tigers welcoming Cappry Rovers to St Johnston.
The first round games are pencilled in for Sunday, February 10.
Greencastle FC v Glenea United
FC Lighthouse v Glengad United
Cockhill Celtic v Buncrana Hearts
Fanad United v Aileach FC
Bonagee United v Castlefin Celtic
Kildrum Tigers v Cappry Rovers
Letterkenny Rovers v Swilly Rovers
Finn Harps Reserves v Derry City Reserves

Sports writer from St Johnston, now based in Letterkenny, with ten years' experience covering sport in Donegal. Was a nominee for NUJ Sports Journalist of the Year in 2010. Honoured by the Donegal Boxing Board in 2016 for his coverage on the sport.

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