Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Qualifying Round draw


Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Qualifying Round draw

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup: Qualifying Round Draw Cup Sponsors Irish Daily Mail also announce details of special prize fund...
15th Mar 2017

The draw for the qualifying round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup has taken place. The draw, which took place at FAI HQ and was attended by club officials from 16 intermediate teams and four junior teams who were included in the draw.

FAI President Tony Fitzgerald and Shamrock Rovers' Sporting Director Stephen McPhail performed the draw, presented by Con Murphy, with eight fixtures drawn.

Leinster Senior League sides Crumlin United, Bluebell United, Portmanock and Glenville all received byes to go straight into the First Round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.

The Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Qualifying Round draw is as follows:-

Greystones United v Sheriff YC

Ballymun United v Killester United

Killarney Celtic v Boyle Celtic

Edenderry Town v Cobh Wanderers

Bangor Celtic v Cherry Orchard

Everton v Liffey Wanderers

Evergreen v St. Marys College

Corinthians v Ballincollig

*All ties will be played on the week ending April 30th.

Ahead of the draw, FAI Cup Sponsors Irish Daily Mail announced details of a 2000 euro prize fund to be awarded to the last non-league club left in the competition as the Irish Daily Mail continue their sponsorship for the 2017 season.

The prize fund can be used towards the cost of equipment for the winning club and Irish Daily Mail Circulation Manager David Vaz hopes the prize fund benefits non-league football.

He said: "The non-league clubs work extremely hard all season to play top level football against the best teams in the country. "We hope this bursary will help in some way towards the high costs of running an amateur club."