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Dublin derby between Shels and Shamrock Rovers headlines the FAI Cup second round

The clubs have won the competition 31 times between them and they’ll lock horns at Tolka Park.
Aug 14th 2017, 7:51 PM 4,444 14

SHELBOURNE AND SHAMROCK Rovers will renew their rivalry when they lock horns in the second round of the FAI Cup later this month.

The Dublin derby at Tolka Park is the pick of the second round ties after the draw was made by FAI president Tony Fitzgerald and Dave Barry live on RTÉ’s Soccer Republic this evening.

First Division outfit Shels eased through the first round on Friday night with a 3-0 victory over Waterford, while Stephen Bradley’s Rovers beat Leinster Senior League side Glenville.

Holders Cork will continue the defence of the trophy they lifted at the Aviva Stadium last November with a home tie against Athlone Town while League of Ireland champions and last year’s beaten finalists Dundalk will travel to face Crumlin United.

The Leinster Senior League outfit will be eyeing another scalp after dumping Wexford out on Friday evening.

There are two all Premier Division ties with St Pat’s, winners of the competition in 2014, hosting Galway United and Limerick going head-to-head with Finn Harps.

Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United will host First Division side Cabinteely whilst Bangor Celtic will face Longford Town, who shocked Sligo Rovers in the first-round.

All fixtures will be played on the weekend of 25/26/27 August with dates and times to be confirmed by the FAI in due course.

FAI Cup second round draw:

  • Shelbourne v Shamrock Rovers
  • Bangor Celtic v Longford Town
  • St Patrick’s Athletic v Galway United
  • Cork City v Athlone Town
  • Limerick v Finn Harps
  • Bluebell United v Cabinteely
  • Drogheda United v Cobh Ramblers
  • Crumlin United v Dundalk

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