The draw for the FAI Men’s and Women’s cup competitions were made this morning with some mouth watering ties in prospect.
FAI Cup current holders St. Patrick’s Athletic have been drawn at home to First Division side Waterford. The Women’s Cup champions Wexford Youths received a bye into the next round.
The FAI have confirmed the dates for the two finals with the final for the Evoke.ie FAI Women’s Cup set for Sunday, November 6, with kick-off at 3pm at Tallaght Stadium. The Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup final will take place a week later on Sunday, November 13, with kick-off at 3pm at the Aviva Stadium.
Tickets are now available to purchase on Ticketmaster for both finals. Tickets are priced at €20 for adults and €10 for children for the Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup final and €10 for adults & €5 for children for the Evoke.ie FAI Women’s Cup final, with discounts available for FAI Season Ticket Holders.
League of Ireland champions Shamrock Rovers travel to play Leinster Senior League side Bangor Celtic, while non-league side Oliver Bond have a day out as they travel up to face Derry in the Brandywell. Cork City are set to travel to their local rivals Cobh Ramblers. Games will take place on the weekend of July 31st, with dates and kick-off times for both competitions to be confirmed in due course.
In the Evoke.ie Women’s First Round draw, Finglas United will travel to Peamount United while Sligo Rovers will host Douglas Hall and Cork City will welcome Bonagee United. Ties will be played on the weekend of July 10th with the full draw available below.
League of Ireland Director Mark Scanlon remarked: “The draw for the first round of both the EVOKE.ie FAI Women’s Cup and the Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup is always a time of great excitement for supporters of all Women’s National League and League of Ireland clubs.”
Speaking on behalf of sponsors Evoke.ie and Extra.ie, DMG CEO Paul Henderson said: “We are honoured to continue our sponsorship of both the Extra.ie and EVOKE.ie FAI cups which represents a decade of support of the FAI. We are delighted both the men’s and women’s draws are taking place on the same day, giving the Women’s cup the equal status it deserves.”
Football Association of Ireland CEO Jonathan Hill commented: “As always we thank Paul Henderson and everyone at EVOKE.ie and Extra.ie for their ongoing support of our senior women’s and senior men’s cup competitions, two of the most iconic competitions in Irish football.”
Evoke.ie FAI Women’s Cup First Round Draw
Sligo Rovers v Douglas Hall
Whitehall Rangers v Athlone Town
Cork City v Bonagee United
Bohemians v Galway FC
Peamount United v Finglas United
DLR Waves v Treaty United
All ties to be played on the week ending July 10
Extra.ie FAI Men’s Cup First Round Draw
Cobh Ramblers v Cork City
Treaty United v Usher Celtic
Salthill Devon v Malahide United
Sligo Rovers v Wexford
Dundalk v Longford Town
Lucan United v Killester Donnycarney
Bonagee United v Pike Rovers
Derry City v Oliver Bond Celtic
UCD AFC V Cockhill Celtic
Drogheda United v Athlone Town
St. Patrick’s Athletic v Waterford
Finn Harps v Bohemians
Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne
Bangor Celtic v Shamrock Rovers
Bluebell United v Galway United
Maynooth University Town v Villa FC
All ties to be played on the week ending July 31