The draw for the first Round of the Ford FAI Cup has taken place. This earliest round of the competition involves the last 16 teams in the FAI Intermediate Cup, along with the four semi-finalists from the FAI Junior Cup.
With twenty league teams to join in Round Two there will be eight First Round games and four teams progressing with a bye. Among those to get a free pass to the next stage are Cork sides Avondale United and Bandon AFC, Dubliners Bluebell United and the winners of the fourth Junior Cup Quarter-final.
The full draw is as follows -
FORD FAI Cup - 1st Round Draw
Leixlip United v winner QF2 LJC
St Patrick’s CYFC v winner QF3 LJC
Glenville v Beggsboro
Tolka Rovers v Bangor Celtic
St Mary’s v Phoenix
Everton AFC v winner QF1 LJC
College Corinthians v Newbridge Town
Parkvilla v Blarney United
Bandon AFC, Avondale United, Bluebell United, winner QF4 LJC
ties to be played by Sunday 31 March