Limerick FC get Shamrock Rovers in FAI Cup draw

LIMERICK FC manager Pat Scully is to face his former side in the FAI Cup after the Super Blues were drawn to play Shamrock Rovers.

LIMERICK FC manager Pat Scully is to face his former side in the FAI Cup after the Super Blues were drawn to play Shamrock Rovers.

The draws for the second round of the competition were made in the Aviva Stadium by FAI President Paddy McCaul and former Republic of Ireland national team manager Johnny Giles.

The clash between Limerick FC and the Airtricity League champions will take place in Tallaght Stadium.

The fixture is to be played on the weekend of May 27.

Limerick FC manager Scully is a former Shamrock Rovers player and manager.

He signed for Shamrock Rovers in 2001 and while his stay with The Hoops was short-lived he did captain them to the FAI Cup final, but lost to Derry City.

In 2006 he was appointed Rovers manager and led them back to the premier division by winning the First Division title.

His managerial term with Shamrock Rovers ended in October 2008 and he was appointed Limerick manager the following March.

Before Scully leads his Limerick side to Dublin for the FAI Cup clash, the Super Blues have three important First Division games and the Munster Senior Cup final.

The busy schedule kicks-off this Friday when Limerick entertain Mervue United in Jackman Park as they bid to bounce back from last weekend’s defeat to Waterford.

On Bank Holiday Monday, Limerick play Cork in the Munster Cup Final.