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Ryan Byrne/INPHO St Pat's defeated Derry City to win the 2014 FAI Cup.
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St Pat's will start their FAI Cup defence with a big Dublin derby
A tough draw for the holders.

Updated at 20.00

ST PATRICK’S ATHLETIC, the reigning FAI Cup holders, will begin their quest to retain the trophy against Dublin rivals Shamrock Rovers later this month.

The draw for the second round of the competition was made this evening at the Aviva Stadium, with the meeting of Pat’s and Rovers one of only two all-Premier Division contests to look forward to. The other top-tier tie will see Bray Wanderers play host to Limerick.

Among the other notable fixtures that came out of the hat, last year’s beaten finalists Derry City will travel to Offaly to take on non-league Edenderry Town, Premier Division champions Dundalk will host Shelbourne, Cork City will travel to play First Division Wexford Youths, and Bohemians will welcome Firhouse Clover to Dalymount Park.

FAI Cup second round draw

Tolka Rovers vs. Waterford United
Dundalk vs. Shelbourne
Athlone Town vs. Liffey Wanderers
Cobh Wanderers vs. Avondale United
Edenderry Town vs. Derry City
Longford Town vs. Finn Harps
Cockhill Celtic vs. St Mochtas
Wexford Youths vs. Cork City
Galway United vs. North End United
Killester United vs. Cobh Ramblers
UCD vs. Sheriff YC
St Patrick’s Athletic vs. Shamrock Rovers
Bohemians vs. Firhouse Clover
Sligo Rovers vs. Crumlin United
Bray Wanderers vs. Limerick
Drogheda United vs. Cabinteely

Times and dates will be confirmed in due course, but the ties are scheduled to be played on the weekend of 29-31 May.

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