Dundalk FC's Seán Hoare will face his former club, St. Patrick's Athletic, in the second round of the EA Sports Cup. (Pic: Ciarán Culligan)
Dundalk FC will travel to face St. Patrick's Athletic at Richmond Park in the second round of the EA Sports Cup.
The Lilywhites, beaten semi-finalists last term, will head for Inchicore on April 1/2 seeking a place in the last eight of a competition they last won in 2017.
It will be the first of the champions' two visits to the Dublin venue in a week, with the teams' league meeting fixed for Friday night, April 5.
Elsewhere, holders Derry City - whom Dundalk play at the Brandywell on Friday night - host Longford Town, with Cork City facing either Limerick or Cobh Ramblers and Shamrock Rovers travelling to First Division leaders Bray Wanderers.