The oldest football competition in Ireland, the FAI Senior Cup is the Blue Riband event for clubs in Ireland. Clubs from the SSE Airtricity League compete with junior and intermediate clubs in a competition that dates back to 1922.
The current holders of the competition are Dundalk, who defeated Cork City 2-1in the 2018 Final, courtesy of a Patrick McEleney goal.
Tickets for Sunday's FAI Cup Finals will be on sale on matchday outside the stadium.
Tickets are available through participating clubs now and also from Ticketmaster.ie HERE
Tickets will be on sale from the window at turnstiles block Q & R from 11.00hrs on match day. FAI ticket collections will be available from Lansdowne Rugby Club from 10.00hrs.
The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final at the Aviva Stadium will be Dundalk's final game domestically in what has already been a momentous campaign. The Lilywhites renew their rivalry with John Caulfield's Cork City, in a repeat of last season's decider.
Forced off through injury in that extra-time win for Dundalk, Sean Gannon is keen for the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division Champions to carry this season's form into Sunday's big game. The full exclusive interview with the Dundalk defender can be viewed here:
All roads lead to the Aviva Stadium this weekend as Cork City look to avenge last season's extra-time defeat to a Richie Towell inspired Dundalk side. In Towell's absence, Dundalk have become even stronger with unprecented success on the European front this season as well as securing the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division title for a third consecutive year.
Cork themselves have already created history in getting to this stage as they become the first side in the club's history to reach back-to-back Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup finals.
The Continental Tyres Women's FAI Senior Cup Final between Wexford Youths and Shelbourne will kick-off at 12.05pm, with Wexford Youths confirmed as the home team in a separate draw.
The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Final between Cork City and Dundalk will kick-off at 15.40pm, with Cork City confirmed as the home team in a draw in front of representatives from both clubs on Tuesday night at Oriel Park.
Both fixtures will take place on Sunday, November 6th live on RTE in what will be a celebration of football at the Aviva Stadium.
St Patrick's Athletic 1-3 Cork City
City’s Republic of Ireland under-21 striker, named man-of-the-match, has now scored 12 goals in his last nine games, and 24 for the season.
Twice winners of the cup, and last year’s beaten finalists, Cork won’t know until Tuesday night, when Derry City host holders Dundalk in their semi-final replay, who they’ll meet in the final at the Aviva Stadium on November 6th.
Ahead of both games, Pat Fenlon gave his view on how he sees both games unfolding. Check out the video below:
Both fixtures will be screened live on RTE2 on Sunday, October 2nd as Dundalk welcome Derry City and Cork City travel to St. Patrick's Athletic.
The dates and times are below:-
Sunday, October 2nd
Dundalk v Derry City, Oriel Park, 1.45pm (Live on RTE2)
St. Patrick's Athletic v Cork City, Richmond Park, 3.55pm (Live on RTE2)
Replays, if required, are scheduled for Tuesday, October 4th.
Reigning Champions Dundalk FC have a home tie against Derry City. On the other side of the draw John Caulfield's in-form Cork City will travel to 2014 winners St Patrick's Athletic. Both games will take place on Sunday October 2nd and will be screened live on RTE television.
Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Semi-Final Draw
Dundalk FC v Derry City
St Patrick's Athletic v Cork City
Holders Dundalk will face a trip to First Division outfit UCD, should they overcome Leinster Senior League side Crumlin United in their rearranged 3rd Round tie on Tuesday.
The tie of the round is the all-Premier Division clash as Shamrock Rovers host John Caulfield's Cork City. St Patrick's Athletic will welcome Cobh Ramblers to Richmond Park while the reward for their dramatic win over Sligo Rovers on Friday is a home tie against Derry City for Wexford Youths.
The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Quarter Final draw in full:
UCD AFC v Crumlin United or Dundalk FC
St Patrick's Athletic 2-0 Limerick FC
2014 winners St Patrick’s Athletic progressed to the last eight of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup thanks to goals from Conan Byrne and Christy Fagan at Richmond Park. Pat’s took the lead on 42 minutes when Byrne controlled a diagonal ball across the park. He darted in from the right before firing low into the bottom left corner, with his strike taking a deflection off a Limerick foot in the packed goalmouth as it creeped past Freddy Hall.