Limerick FC handed away tie in EA Sports Cup

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Limerick FC handed away tie in EA Sports Cup

Limerick FC have been drawn away in the first round of the EA Sports Cup

LIMERICK FC have been handed an away fixture in the first round of this season's EA Sports Cup.

Tommy Barrett's charges face a trip to last season's EA Sports Cup finalists Cobh Ramblers in the opening round of the competition.

The two First Division rivals will face off at St Colman's Park on Monday, March 4, 7.45pm.

Limerick scored a 1-0 win over Stephen Henderson's Cobh side in a pre-season friendly earlier this month. However, Ramblers knocked the Blues out of last season's EA Sports Cup at the first round stage at the Markets Field last April.

EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Draw

Athlone Town v Galway United
Bray Wanderers v Wexford
Cobh Ramblers v Limerick FC
Drogheda United v Cabinteely
Longford Town v Cockhill Celtic
Shelbourne v Bluebell United

All ties to take place on Monday, March 4 at 7.45pm