Sunday 22 October 2017

Holders Cork City to face Limerick in FAI Cup as Hoops draw Dundalk

Karl Sheppard of Cork City shoots to score his side's third goal, from a penalty, during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Quarter-Final match between Longford Town and Cork City at The City Calling Stadium in Longford. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Karl Sheppard of Cork City shoots to score his side's third goal, from a penalty, during the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup Quarter-Final match between Longford Town and Cork City at The City Calling Stadium in Longford. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

The draw has been made for the semi-finals of the FAI Cup and two mouthwatering encounters are in store.

Reigning champions and league champions-elect Cork City will host Limerick at Turner's Cross in a Munster derby on Friday, September 29.

In the other semi-final, Dundalk will take on Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park on Sunday, October 1.

Holders Cork City are hoping to lift the trophy for the fourth time in their history, while Limerick have not competed in an FAI Cup Final since 1977.

Dundalk, who have won the competition 10 times overall, have featured in the last two finals, while record winners Shamrock Rovers will be aiming to return to the Aviva Stadium for the first time since 2010.

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