FAI Cup Second Round: Crumlin United draw Dundalk again and holders Cork host Athlone

Mon, Aug 14 2017

Dundalk drew Crumlin United at the same stage last year as they defended their crown. Credit: Eoin Smith (ETPhotos)

Three of the four remaining non-League of Ireland sides have been drawn at home in the second round of the FAI Cup with Dundalk's visit to Crumlin United the pick of those ties.


It's a repeat of last year's last 16 fixture when Crumlin were again drawn at home to the then-titleholders, when the Leinster Senior League side lost 5-0 after ceding home advantage to play in Oriel Park.


Crumlin advanced from the first round following an impressive 2-1 win in Wexford on Friday night, while the Lilywhites put Derry City to the sword with a 4-0 victory at Oriel Park on Sunday.


Bluebell United will fancy their chances at home to Cabinteely and Bangor Celtic won't be daunted by the prospect of hosting Longford Town in spite of the latter's impressive dismantling of Sligo Rovers.


The final non-league side in the hat, Cobh Wanderers of the Munster Senior League, face a tough trip to Drogheda United.


Other highlights of the last 16 games, which are due to play over the weekend of August 25th to 27th, include Shamrock Rovers travelling to traditional rivals Shelbourne at Tolka Park.


Holders Cork City will see former manager Roddy Collins return to Turner's Cross with his Athlone Town side, while Limerick host Finn Harps and St Patrick's Athletic host Galway United in all-Premier Division ties.


Dates, times and venues for all eight ties will be announced as they are confirmed.


FAI Cup Second Round Draw:


Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers

Bangor Celtic v Longford Town

St Patrick's v Galway United

Cork City v Athlone Town

Limerick v Finn Harps

Bluebell United v Cabinteely

Drogheda United v Cobh Wanderers

Crumlin United v Dundalk