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
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