Markets Field to host EA Sports Cup final

Colm Kinsella

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Colm Kinsella

Markets Field to host EA Sports Cup final

LIMERICK FC’s glamour EA Sports Cup final showdown with St Patrick’s Athletic will go ahead at the Markets Field on Saturday, September 17.

The FAI announced the decision this Wednesday afternoon following the draw for the final venue which was made in FAI headquarters by Derek O'Neill, who previously played for both clubs.

Limerick secretary John Kennedy and St Patrick’s Athletic manager Liam Buckley were also present for the draw.

Runaway First Division leaders Limerick FC defeated Derry City 1-0 at the Brandywell earlier this month to reach the prestigious final which will be televised live by eirSport. 

Current EA Sports Cup holders St Pat's overcame Shamrock Rovers in the second semi-final.

Limerick FC’s last win in the EA Sports Cup final was in 2002 when the Blues defeated Derry City in a dramatic penalty shoot-out at the Brandywell.