Dundalk handed home draw in FAI Cup

DUNDALK have been handed a home draw against non-league outfit St Patrick’s CY in the second round of the FAI Ford Cup.

DUNDALK have been handed a home draw against non-league outfit St Patrick’s CY in the second round of the FAI Ford Cup.

The Lilywhites will play the Ringsend based club at Oriel Park on the week ending Sunday, May 27.

St Patrick’s CY was formed in 1936 as St Patrick’s Catholic Young Men’s Society, Ringsend Branch. At this time the club was known as St Patrick’s CYMS.

St Patrick’s have had significant success on the soccer field and won the FAI Junior Cup in 1946 and again in 1979.

In 1984 the football club became known as St Patrick’s CYFC. Under this new name the club beat Liffey Wanderers 2-1 to win the Leinster Junior Cup in 1987 at Tolka Park.

At the moment St Patrick’s CYFC has three senior teams that compete in the Leinster Senior League and two under age teams playing in the Dublin and District Schoolboy League.

Cup holders Sligo Rovers were paired with Monaghan United in the draw at the Aviva Stadium on Monday night..

FAI President Paddy McCaul and former Republic of Ireland national team manager John Giles made the draw.

The fixtures are to be played weekend ending Sunday, May 27. The full draw is as follows:

Cherry Orchard v Longford Town;

Drogheda United v Mayfield United;

SD Galway v Mervue United;

UCD v Phoenix FC;

Shamrock Rovers v Limerick FC;

Kildrum Tigers v Avondale United;

Cork City v Athlone Town;

Sligo Rovers v Monaghan United;

Blarney United v Malahide United;

Everton v Waterford United;

Dundalk v St Patrick’s CY;

Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne;

Crumlin United v St Patrick’s Athletic;

Derry City v Finn Harps;

Bohemians v Drumkeen United;

Douglas Hall v Wexford Youths.