EA SPORTS Cup First Round Draw

  • Fri, Feb 17, 2017 @ 11:18

The competition begins the week of Monday, March 20th as holders St Patrick's Athletic, who recorded a 4-1 win over Limerick in last year's final, will start their defence at home to Bluebell United.

The draw, which was made at the League offices at Abbotstown, also sees Wexford host South-east rivals against Waterford at Ferrycarrig Park and SSE Airtricity League Premier Division side Galway United host Mayo League.

The full EA SPORTS Cup first-round draw is as follows:-

Pool 1: Cobh Ramblers v Avondale United; Wexford v Waterford. Byes: Cork City, Limerick.

Pool 2: Finn Harps v Cockhill Celtic; Galway United v Mayo League. Byes: Derry City, Sligo Rovers.

Pool 3: Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers; St Patrick's Athletic v Bluebell United. Byes: Dundalk, U.C.D.

Pool 4: Athlone Town v Longford Town; Bohemians v Cabinteely. Byes: Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne.

Matches to be played on Monday/Tuesday, March 20th/21st with dates and times to be confirmed at a later date.

Clubs who are involved in SSE Airtricity League fixtures on Saturday, 18th March are entitled to play their EA SPORTS Cup fixture on Tuesday, March 21st.


Next Fixture

Shamrock Rovers / March 25th @ 5:00pm
Competition: League
Venue: Richmond Park

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Pos Team Pld Pts
1Cork City515
2Derry City412
3Dundalk512
4Bray Wanderers59
5Bohemian FC57
6Shamrock Rovers56
7Drogheda United56
8Finn Harps55
9Limerick44
10Sligo Rovers54
11Galway United FC52
12St. Patrick's Athletic51