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Director of the National League Fran Gavin, left, with Donal Conway, Vice-President of the FAI, places the balls into the bowl to be drawn out to determine the quarter-fianl matches, during the FAI Ford Cup Quater-Final Draw. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Director of the National League Fran Gavin, left, with Donal Conway, Vice-President of the FAI, places the balls into the bowl to be drawn out to determine the quarter-fianl matches, during the FAI Ford Cup Quater-Final Draw. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

Director of the National League Fran Gavin, left, with Donal Conway, Vice-President of the FAI, places the balls into the bowl to be drawn out to determine the quarter-fianl matches, during the FAI Ford Cup Quater-Final Draw. Photo: Barry Cregg / SPORTSFILE

DUNDALK boss Stephen Kenny will face his former club Shamrock Rovers yet again this season as the clubs have been paired with each other in the quarter-final draw for the FAI Ford Cup.

And Bohemians face a wait to learn of their opponents in the last eight as they are up against the winners of the Shelbourne-St Patrick's Athletic third round replay, which was abandoned last night due to a floodlight failure at Tolka Park.

Dundalk and Rovers have already clashed four times this season in all competitions - three wins and a draw for Kenny's side - and will meet again in the EA Sports Cup final next month.

But September also throws up a vital FAI Cup game, Rovers having home advantage. While Dundalk are on course to win the league title for the first time since 1995, they are also hungry for a treble of league, FAI Cup and League Cup, while Rovers may need an FAI Cup win to secure a place in Europe.

Derry City will face a top-flight side for the first time in this season's FAI Cup as they are away to Drogheda United. Both clubs advanced to the last eight with comfortable wins over non-league opposition.

There will be at least one side from outside the Premier Division in the semi-final as First Division side Finn Harps are away to the winners of the Avondale United-St Michael's replay.


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