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 Cork City FC, who beat Dundalk in the final at the Aviva Stadium thanks to Sean Maguire's extra-time winner.
The FAI Cup qualifying round is set to get underway this weekend as the road to the Aviva Stadium begins.
The qualifying round draw for the FAI Cup has been completed.