Sligo Rovers -v- Dundalk - Where can I watch it and what do I need to know?Sun, Sep 29 2019
The Bit O’Red will be looking to put a serious dent in Dundalk’s historic treble bid when they welcome Vinny Perth’s side to the Showgrounds on Sunday evening (kick-off is at 5pm).
Liam Buckley has led his re-invigorated Sligo to the last four of the FAI Cup during his first year at the helm in the North West.
Wins over Glebe North, Limerick and UCD have set up a semi-final clash for Rovers against Dundalk – who will have the backing of a sold-out crowd.
However, only 180 minutes away from an incredible treble, Dundalk have Sligo in their way of they are to reach the FAI Cup final on November 3rd.
Vinny Perth’s side secured their fifth title in six years on Monday evening – thanks to an entertaining 3-2 win over Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park.
Their league success coupled with their EA Sports Cup win up in Derry means that the Lilywhites are near some historic territory – with a domestic treble in waiting.
Both Sligo and Dundalk have met three times already this term, with the Lilywhites winning twice, Sligo securing victory once and there being one draw as well.
The Bit O’Red have had three separate scorers against Vinny Perth’s side so far this season – with Romeo Parkes, Jack Keaney and Dante Leverock all scoring.
Dundalk on the other hand have scored eight against Liam Buckley’s charges in their previous four games this season – with John Mountney (x3), Patrick Hoban (x2), Dane Massey, Sean Murray and Andy Boyle all netting
What time is the match?
Kick-off is at 5pm.
Where is the match?
The Showgrounds, Sligo.
Who is the referee?
Rob Harvey will referee the tie.
Are there tickets available?
The game is a complete SELL-OUT.
Where can I watch it?
The game will be shown live in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ2.
Can I stream it online?
Republic of Ireland residents can watch the game on the RTÉ Player here.
Extratime.ie will also be providing commentary from the game here with Oisin Langan.
Dante Leverock is Sligo’s only absentee – missing out with suspension as Johnny Dunleavy is expected to return from a recent foot injury
John Mountney is Dundalk’s only injury concern ahead of the trip to the Showgrounds as both Jordan Flores and Andy Boyle return to contention having missed out injury recently
Read Andrew Dempsey’s match preview here.
Sligo Rovers 13/2; Draw 7/2; Dundalk 3/10.