EA Sports Cup first round draw made

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Dundalk lifting the EA Sports Cup in 2017 Credit: Brian F Smyth


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The EA Sports Cup First Round Draw has taken place with some interesting ties set to take place next month.


North Dublin will face south Dublin as Cabinteely travel to Phibsborough to take on three time winners of the competition, Bohemians.


Two all-First Division ties were drawn as Wexford get ready to host Cobh Ramblers while Athlone Town will face UCD in the First Round and elsewhere in the draw Premier Division Bray Wanderers will welcome First Division Shelbourne to The Carlisle Grounds.


Four non-league sides will also be involved as UCC travel to the RSC to take on Waterford, Finn Harps will entertain Mayo League, Galway United come up against Cockhill Celtic, and Drogheda United prepare for St Mochta's.


All ties are set to be played on the week beginning Monday, March 5th.


EA SPORTS Cup - First Round Draw

Pool 1: Waterford v UCC (19:45), Wexford v Cobh Ramblers (8:00). Byes:Cork City, Limerick.

Pool 2: Finn Harps v Mayo League (19:45), Galway United v Cockhill Celtic (19:45). Byes: Derry City, Sligo Rovers

Pool 3: Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne (19:45), Drogheda United v St Mochta's (19:45). Byes: Dundalk, St Patrick's Athletic

Pool 4: Athlone Town v UCD (19:45), Bohemians v Cabinteely (19:45). Byes: Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers