The FAI Senior Cup draw threw up some mouthwatering ties for amateur clubs.
The first round draw for the most prestigious of cup competitions in Ireland was greeted with great excitement to amateur followers.
The 13 amateur sides involved all had something to cheer about after all the names were pulled out of the hat.
LSL Senior 1 side Home Farm will get the test themselves against the reigning champions as they welcome Cork City to North Dublin.
Fourth tier outfit Inchicore Athletic have been handed a massive derby as they take on Inchicores’ most famous side St Patrick’s Athletic.
Surprise FAI Intermediate Cup winners Maynooth University Town will fancy their chances of progressing to Round 2 as they have been drawn against fellow amateurs Leeds of Cork, while Dublin Bus and CIE Ranch will feel equally as hopeful going into their clash.
North End have been drawn at home to Wexford, Blarney at home to Derry , Cockhill will welcome Limerick, Newmarket of Clare have home advantage against Cabinteely and another of the lower tier Intermediate LSL sides Skerries Town will take on Wateford.
All ties will be played between August 10 and 12.
Check out the draw below:
- Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers
- UCD v Pike Rovers
- Blarney United v Derry City
- Shelbourne v Athlone Town
- Newmarket Celtic v Cabinteely
- Cockhill Celtic v Limerick
- Dundalk v Cobh Ramblers
- Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps
- Skerries Town v Waterford
- Sligo Rovers v Longford Town
- Maynooth University Town v Leeds
- North End United v Galway United
- Home Farm v Cork City
- Wexford v Bohemians
- Inchicore Athletic v St Patrick’s Athletic
- Dublin Bus v CIE Ranch