HEYWOOD Irish Centre aim to complete a hat trick twice over when they face Leeds side HT Sports in the West Riding FA Sunday Cup final at Woodlesford tomorrow (7.30).
Paul Quinn’s quadruple-chasing side are aiming for their third piece of silverware this season after winning the Huddersfield Sunday League and lifting the Rollinson Cup.
And if successful, they will be the third Huddersfield side to win the county competition, after Junction in 1985 and Walkers Arms three years ago.
Making their first appearance in the final, Irish Centre, who are also through to the District FA Sunday Challenge Cup showpiece, will be without influential midfielder Steve Perrin, who is unavailable.
But Lee Bradshaw and John Paul Flynn are hoping to be fit after picking up injuries during the club’s hectic finish to the season.
Quinn said: “We’ve had to be careful not to let our cup ties catch up with us, and with a number of the lads playing midweek for their Saturday teams, it’s been crucial John O’Connor and the second team have stepped in to help the first team out in the last few weeks.
“The lads have played a lot of games but HT Sports are in a similar position and there is no doubt we’ve got enough left in the tank for the next two cup finals.”
Irish Centre, who face Lindley WMC in the District showpiece at Laund Hill on Sunday (11.00), beat Beech Celtic 3-1 in the semi-finals.
HT Sports had a comprehensive 8-0 win against Halifax side Spring Gardens.
Irish Centre also had an additional boost ahead of the big match with news that they have been nominated for the Examiner Sport Team of the Year.
The club will be represented at the awards evening at the Galpharm in June.