Two Limerick sides learn FAI Cup first round opponents

Colm Kinsella

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Two Limerick sides learn FAI Cup first round opponents

Eyes on the Prize - The FAI Cup trophy

LIMERICK FC have been drawn away to Donegal non-league side Cockhill Celtic in the opening round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Senior Cup.

Blues’  opponents Cockhill Celtic are based in Buncrana.

Meanwhile, Limerick junior soccer side Pike Rovers have been drawn away to SSE Airtricity League First Division side UCD at Belfield.

The first round ties are due to take place on the weekend of August 12.

Two-time winners Limerick FC reached the semi-final of the FAI Cup last season before exiting at the hands of eventual winners Cork City at Turners Cross.

Second-from-bottom Limerick take on Derry City in a crucial SSE Airtricity League Premier Division fixture at the Brandywell this Friday night, 7.45pm.

FAI Cup first-round draw

Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers

UCD v Pike Rovers

Blarney United v Derry City 

Shelbourne v Athlone Town

Newmarket Celtic v Cabinteely

Cockhill Celtic v Limerick FC

Dundalk v Cobh Ramblers

Bray Wanderers v Finn Harps

Skerries Town v Waterford

Sligo Rovers v Longford Town

Maynooth University Town v Leeds

North End United v Galway United

Home Farm v Cork City

Wexford v Bohemians

Inchicore Athletic v St Patrick’s Athletic

Dublin Bus v CIE Ranch