Huge ties across both first rounds following draw
As part of the first-round draw, the FAI have confirmed the dates for the two finals with the final for the Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup set for Sunday, November 6, with kick-off at 3pm at Tallaght Stadium.
The Extra.ie FAI Men's Cup final will take place a week later on Sunday, November 13, with kick-off at 3pm at the Aviva Stadium.
Tickets are now available to purchase on Ticketmaster for both finals. Tickets are priced at €20 for adults & €10 for children for the Extra.ie FAI Men's Cup final and €10 for adults & €5 for children for the Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup final, with discounts available for FAI Season Ticket Holders. A special club/school offer will also be in place for both finals with two complimentary adult tickets for each 10 U16 tickets purchased as we aim for record attendances for both finals.
It was also announced that as part of the No Referee, No Game campaign, all sides competing in the first round of the Extra.ie FAI Men's Cup and the Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup will perform a guard of honour for their match officials ahead of kick-off.
In the Evoke.ie Women’s First Round draw, Finglas United will travel to Peamount United while Sligo Rovers will host Douglas Hall and Cork City will welcome Bonagee United. Byes to the second round were awarded to 2021 WNL champions Shelbourne and current Evoke.ie FAI Women’s Cup holders Wexford Youths WFC. Ties will be played on the weekend of July 10th with the full draw available below.
The draw for the first round of the Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup features Cork City set to travel to their local rivals Cobh Ramblers whilst Shamrock Rovers head to non-league Bangor Celtic and the holders St. Patrick's Athletic face First Division Waterford. Games will take place on the weekend of July 31st, with dates and kick-off times for both competitions to be confirmed in due course, with the full draw available below.
FAI President Gerry McAnaney was joined by Irish women’s team legend and FAI Centenary Hall of Famer Paula Gorham for the women’s draw while Dick O’Hanlon, who refereed the 1997 FAI Cup final between Shelbourne and Derry City, was alongside Gerry for the men’s draw.
Speaking on behalf of sponsors Evoke.ie and Extra.ie, DMG CEO Paul Henderson said: “We are honoured to continue our sponsorship of both the Extra.ie and EVOKE.ie FAI cups which represents a decade of support of the FAI. We are delighted both the men’s and women’s draws are taking place on the same day, giving the Women’s cup the equal status it deserves. This is the first time it has happened in this, the oldest Cup competition on the FAI’s calendar, so it’s an exciting time for women’s football and something we’re very proud to be part of.”
League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon remarked: “The draw for the first round of both the EVOKE.ie FAI Women’s Cup and the Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup is always a time of great excitement for supporters of all Women’s National League and League of Ireland clubs. We were delighted to host both draws at FAI HQ today and look forward to some really exciting games in both competitions in July.”
Football Association of Ireland CEO Jonathan Hill commented: “As always we thank Paul Henderson and everyone at EVOKE.ie and Extra.ie for their ongoing support of our senior women’s and senior men’s cup competitions, two of the most iconic competitions in Irish football. EVOKE.ie and Extra.ie are market leaders in Ireland and like us are committed to a digital future that best serves Irish football.”
If you're looking to avail of the special club/school offer for either final, please contact email@example.com directly. FAI Season Ticket Holders can purchase discounted tickets for both finals whilst all other ticket purchases can be made through Ticketmaster here.
Evoke.ie FAI Women's Cup First Round Draw
Sligo Rovers v Douglas Hall
Whitehall Rangers v Athlone Town
Cork City v Bonagee United
Bohemians v Galway Women's FC
Peamount United v Finglas United
DLR Waves v Treaty United
All ties to be played on the week ending July 10
Extra.ie FAI Men's Cup First Round Draw
Cobh Ramblers v Cork City
Treaty United v Usher Celtic
Salthill Devon v Malahide United
Sligo Rovers v Wexford
Dundalk v Longford Town
Lucan United v Killester Donnycarney
Bonagee United v Pike Rovers
Derry City v Oliver Bond Celtic
UCD AFC V Cockhill Celtic
Drogheda United v Athlone Town
St. Patrick's Athletic v Waterford
Finn Harps v Bohemians
Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne
Bangor Celtic v Shamrock Rovers
Bluebell United v Galway United
Maynooth University Town v Villa FC
All ties to be played on the week ending July 31