Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Dundalk FC to face First Division opposition in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Caoimhín Reilly

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Dundalk FC to face First Division opposition in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup

Dundalk FC's Robbie Benson in action against Finn Harps at Oriel Park last season. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC will face Finn Harps in the second round of the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup.

The Lilywhites were pulled out first in tonight's draw, which took place on Soccer Republic, meaning they'll have home advantage for the second cup match running. The affair will take place at Oriel Park on the weekend ending August 26, with the date and time to be confirmed in due course.

Stephen Kenny's men, losing finalists in each of the past two seasons, defeated Cobh Ramblers, 3-0, at Oriel Park on Friday night to book their place at this stage of the competition.

Elsewhere, Derry City will host St. Patrick's Athletic in the only all-Premier Division meeting, Cork City entertain Maynooth University Town - their second successive non-league draw, while Galway United welcome Bohemians. Waterford will visit United Park to play Drogheda.

Dundalk underage coach Mick Neville and journalist Philip Quinn made the draw alongside RTÉ's Marie Crowe.

More pressingly, the Lilywhites face Bray Wanderers at the Carlisle Grounds on Friday night, where a win would send them back to the top of the Premier Division table.