Cork City's John Dunleavy with Cliftonville's Ciaran Caldwell at today's draw. ©INPHO/Presseye/William Cherry
New Season

Setanta Sports Cup draw made

Only 67 more sleeps until the new season kicks off with the first round of the Setanta Sports Cup.

CORK CITY WILL mark their return to the Setanta Sports Cup with a first-round tie against Cliftonville.

City, who make their first appearance in the All-Ireland competition since 2009, will face the current IFA Premiership leaders when the 2013 tournament kicks off in February.

The other ties see Drogheda United meet Portadown, Shamrock Rovers play Coleraine, and St Patrick’s Athletic take on Glentoran.

The two-legged matches will take place on Monday 11 February and 18 February.

The four winners will then be joined in the quarter-finals by this year’s seeded teams: cup holders Crusaders, 2012’s beaten finalists Derry City, Airtricity League champions Sligo Rovers and Premiership champions Linfield.

The final is scheduled for 11 May 2013.

Setanta Sports Cup 2013 – First Round

  • Cork City v Cliftonville
  • Shamrock Rovers v Coleraine
  • St Patrick’s Athletic v Glentoran
  • Drogheda United v Portadown

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