Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round Draw


Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup First Round Draw

The Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup first-round draw took place in Kilkenny as part of the FAI Festival of Football.
21st Jul 2017

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and FAI president Tony Fitzgerald conducted the draw, which was streamed live on the FAI Facebook page, and saw three all SSE Airtricity League Premier Division ties made.

Current FAI Cup holders Cork City will face a difficult test in defence of their crown as they travel to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers whilst current SSE Airtricity League Champions Dundalk face Derry City.

With cup sponsors, the Irish Daily Mail, set to award a €2000 prize fund to the last non-league club left in the competition, there were also three all non-league ties with Bluebell United set to host Sheriff YC.

Kilkenny non-league side Evergreen landed a huge home tie with SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Drogheda United set to travel to the FAI Junior Cup finalists in the first round.

The Irish Daily Mail First Round Draw in full:-

Waterford v Shelbourne
Bluebell United v Sheriff YC 
Cobh Ramblers v Limerick
Longford Town v Sligo Rovers
Bray Wanderers v Cork City
Dundalk v Derry City
Portmarnock v St. Patrick's Athletic
Wexford v Crumlin United
Finn Harps v Bohemians
Cabinteely v UCD
Shamrock Rovers v Glenville
Cobh Wanderers v Killarney Celtic 
Bangor Celtic v Everton 
Ballincollig v Athlone Town
Evergreen v Drogheda United
Killester United v Galway United

All ties are set to take place on the weekend ending Sunday, August 13th with dates and times to be confirmed in due course.