Men’s FAI Cup Draw: Shamrock Rovers to face bitter foes Bohemians

Last season’s beaten FAI Cup finalists Bohemians will meet their bitter Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers in the FAI Cup. 

The sides were drawn first out of the hat on Thursday afternoon - with the pairing headlining a mouth-watering round of fixtures. 

That Bohs-Rovers clash will take place at Dalymount Park, with holders St Patrick’s Athletic set to face Derry City at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium. 

It will be boss Stephen Kenny’s first game managing in the competition since winning the 2018 final with Dundalk against Cork City. 

There is also the matter of a Louth derby to look forward to as Drogheda United host rivals Dundalk at Weavers Park. 

Meanwhile, First Division strugglers Longford Town face a daunting challenge away to high-flying Premier Division outfit Galway United. 

Bray Wanderers are also due to meet Shelbourne at the Carlisle Grounds.

Meanwhile, Athlone Town will take on Ringmahon Rangers, Sligo Rovers host Cobh Wanderers - with Leinster Senior League side Ballyfermot United taking on Munster Senior League side Leeds AFC. 

Treaty United will meet Kilbarrack United, with Premier Division Waterford hosting Cockhill Celtic. Wayside Celtic are to meet First Division Wexford.  

UCD will travel to the South-East to take on Gorey Rangers, while Pike Rovers host Midleton. 

Wilton United are also set to meet Carrigaline United with an all First Division showdown between Munster rivals Kerry and Cobh Ramblers scheduled to take place at Mounthawk Park.

All ties will be played on the weekend of the 19-21 July. 


Draw in full: 

Bohemians v Shamrock Rovers

Athlone Town v Ringmahon Rangers 

Drogheda United v Dundalk

Sligo Rovers v Cobh Wanderers

Ballyfermot United v Leeds AFC

Cork City v Finn Harps 

Galway United v Longford Town 

Treaty United v Kilbarrack United

Waterford v Cockhill Celtic 

Wayside Celtic v Wexford

Gorey Rangers v UCD

Pike Rovers v Midleton 

Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne

Wilton United v Carrigaline United 

Cobh Ramblers v Kerry

Derry City v St Patrick’s Athletic