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  • Monday May 18th, 2015 @ 21:15

EA Sports Cup Team News: Cork City (A)

St Patrick's Athletic travel south to Turner's Cross to face Cork City in the quarter-finals of the EA Sports Cup (kick-off 7.45pm).

The Saints are chasing their first league cup title since 2003, while the Rebel Army are looking to end an even longer wait having last won the competition in the 98/99 season - the year that Cork City finished as runners-up to the Saints in the league standings.

In team news, Saints' manager Liam Buckley has no new injury concerns following the Saints' 1-0 defeat to Bray Wanderers last Saturday in the SSE Airtricity League, confirming that he has a full squad to choose from apart from Ger O'Brien and Christy Fagan who remain out with hamstring and knee injuries respectively.

"Saturday was a disappointing result so we'll be looking to bounce back against Cork.

It's the last eight of the cup so we'll be going there with the intention of winning," Buckley told stpatsfc.com.

"Games between ourselves and Cork have been very good games in the last few seasons so I'd expect another entertaining match. Turner's Cross is a great place to play as the surface there is always in top condition so it should be a game where both sides get it down and go for the win."

Finally the Saints' manager paid tribute to former Saints' captain Tommy Dunne who sadly passed away last weekend; Buckley hailing the former Ireland international defender as one of the 'greats' to have plied their trade for the Inchicore side.

"I'd the opportunity to meet Tommy only a few months ago with Ger O'Brien after we had won the FAI Cup. It was a truly memorable experience to be in his company, one of the greats to have played for the club.

I know everyone at the club was saddened to hear of Tommy's passing, so on behalf of the players and management, we would all like to pass on our condolences to Tommy's family.

We are all thinking of Maura his wife, his children Gerard, Larry and Rachel and all of the family."

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