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Dundalk FC to meet Cork City in the FAI Cup final for the fourth year in a row

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Caoimhín Reilly

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Dundalk FC to meet Cork City in the FAI Cup final for the fourth year in a row

Dundalk FC's Michael Duffy and Garry Buckley of Cork City during last November's FAI Cup final at the Aviva Stadium. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)

Dundalk FC and Cork City will meet in the Irish Daily Mail FAI Cup final for the fourth year on the trot.

It follows Cork's semi-final replay victory over Bohemians at Turner's Cross tonight.

Graham Cummins and Karl Sheppard struck for the holders in the first half and while Ian Morris' screamer gave Bohs hope, they were unable to force extra-time despite exerting late pressure on the Cork goal.

Dundalk will enter their November 4 clash as league champions having wrapped-up the title spoils in Friday night's draw against St. Patrick's Athletic. Thus, the Lilywhites, as they did in 2015 and '16, enter the contest looking to win the double.

Stephen Kenny's men will also be spurred on by the fact that they have lost the last two finals to the Leesiders, losing on penalties 12 months ago.