03 Jul 2022

Three Limerick teams learn their fate in the draw for the first round in the FAI Cup

Three Limerick sides learn their fate in the FAI Cup draw

THE draws have taken place today for the first round of the 2022 FAI Women’s Cup and the FAI Men’s Cup.

Limerick will be represented by both Treaty Utd and Pike Rovers in the FAI Men’s Cup and by Treaty Utd in the FAI Women’s Cup.

In FAI Men's Cup, Treaty Utd secured a home tie against Usher Celtic of Dublin, while Pike Rovers will be away to Donegal side Bonagee United. Round one ties are to be played on the week ending July 31.

In the FAI Women's Cup, Treaty Utd are away to DLR Waves in round one - to be played on the week ending July 10.

FAI President Gerry McAnaney was joined by Irish women’s team legend and FAI Centenary Hall of Famer Paula Gorham for the women’s draw while Dick O’Hanlon, who refereed the 1997 FAI Cup final between Shelbourne and Derry City, was alongside Gerry for the men’s draw.

Speaking on behalf of sponsors and, DMG CEO Paul Henderson said: “We are honoured to continue our sponsorship of both the and FAI cups which represents a decade of support of the FAI. We are delighted both the men’s and women’s draws are taking place on the same day, giving the Women’s cup the equal status it deserves. This is the first time it has happened in this, the oldest Cup competition on the FAI’s calendar, so it’s an exciting time for women’s football and something we’re very proud to be part of.”

League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon remarked: “The draw for the first round of both the FAI Women’s Cup and the FAI Men’s Cup is always a time of great excitement for supporters of all Women’s National League and League of Ireland clubs. We were delighted to host both draws at FAI HQ today and look forward to some really exciting games in both competitions in July.”

Football Association of Ireland CEO Jonathan Hill commented: “As always we thank Paul Henderson and everyone at and for their ongoing support of our senior women’s and senior men’s cup competitions, two of the most iconic competitions in Irish football. and are market leaders in Ireland and like us are committed to a digital future that best serves Irish football.”

As part of the first-round draw, the FAI have confirmed the dates for the two finals with the final for the FAI Women's Cup set for Sunday, November 6, with kick-off at 3pm at Tallaght Stadium.

The FAI Men's Cup final will take place a week later on Sunday, November 13, with kick-off at 3pm at the Aviva Stadium. FAI Men's Cup First Round Draw

Cobh Ramblers v Cork City 
Treaty United v Usher Celtic
Salthill Devon v Malahide United
Sligo Rovers v Wexford 
Dundalk v Longford Town 
Lucan United v Killester Donnycarney 
Bonagee United v Pike Rovers 
Derry City v Oliver Bond Celtic 
UCD AFC V Cockhill Celtic
Drogheda United v Athlone Town 
St. Patrick's Athletic v Waterford
Finn Harps v Bohemians
Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne
Bangor Celtic v Shamrock Rovers
Bluebell United v Galway United
Maynooth University Town v Villa FC FAI Women's Cup First Round Draw

Sligo Rovers v Douglas Hall 
Whitehall Rangers v Athlone Town
Cork City v Bonagee United 
Bohemians v Galway Women's FC 
Peamount United v Finglas United 
DLR Waves v Treaty United

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