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Holders Dundalk away to UCC while Cork to host Pat's in EA Sports quarter-finals

Published 15/04/2015 | 15:39

Dundalk player's Brian Gartland, left, and Patrick Hobin celebrate with the cup after the game. EA Sports Cup Final
Dundalk player's Brian Gartland, left, and Patrick Hobin celebrate with the cup after the game. EA Sports Cup Final

EA Sports Cup holders Dundalk will travel to UCC after the quarter-final draw was made today by FAI Competitions Director Fran Gavin and High Performance Director Ruud Dokter.

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The students have already beaten two SSE Airtricity League sides – Wexford Youths and Cobh Ramblers – on their way to the last eight and will face their toughest task yet against the reigning champions.

Last season’s runners-up Shamrock Rovers, who are bidding to reach a fourth successive final, are away to Derry City, who are seeking to win the competition for a record 11th time.

Cork City, who last won the competition in the 1998-99 season, have been drawn at home to St Patrick’s Athletic while Galway United will have home advantage against Bohemians, who previously lifted the trophy in 2009.

The quarter-finals are scheduled for Monday, May 18, and Tuesday, May 19, and will be played to a finish on the night with provision for extra-time and penalties. The fixtures schedule will be announced in due course.

EA SPORTS Cup quarter-final draw

Cork City v St Patrick’s Athletic

Galway United v Bohemians

UCC v Dundalk

Derry City v Shamrock Rovers

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