The draw for the opening round of the 2016/17 AUL Liddy Cup has been made.The competition which pits the AUL’s top three leagues together (Premier A, B and C) was won last year by Sheriff YC who defeated Ayrfield United.
The defending champions will open the defence of the crown at home to Finglas United in the only all-Premier A tie of the round.
Last year’s runners-up Ayrfield will begin their quest to go one better this season away to AUL Premier C side St Michael’s.
Other standout ties include in-form Premier B side Castleknock Celtic host Premier A side Baldoyle/Grange United, Eastwall Bessborough travelling to former Premier A foes St Paul’s Artane, while Real Transilvania who almost shocked Sheriff in a recent Premier A encounter will take on their Premier B side.
Four teams Trinity/Donaghmede (Premier B), Kippure FC (Premier C), Romstar FC (Premier B) and Dingle United (Premier B) will all most likely receive byes to the last-16 to make numbers even.
AUL Liddy Cup 2016/17 1st Round Draw
Hardwicke FC vs Kilmore Celtic FC
Donnycarney FC vs St Malachy’s/Edenmore
St Michaels FC vs Ayrfield United
Kilbarrack United vs Balscadden FC
Sheriff YC ‘B’ vs Real Transilvania
Howth Celtic vs Raheny United
St Brendan’s United vs Rivervalley Rangers
Castleknock Celtic vs Baldoyle Grange United
McKelvey Celtic vs Usher Celtic
St Paul’s Artane vs Eastwall Bessborough
St Pats/Phoenix vs East Wall Rovers
Sheriff YC ‘A’ vs Finglas United
Trinity/Donaghmede FC, Kippure FC, Romstar FC, Dingle United – Bye