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Cup holders Sligo Rovers have drawn Monaghan in the second round of the FAI Ford Cup

Updated: Monday, 30 Apr 2012 23:01

Sligo Rovers are bidding for a third consecutive FAI Ford Cup in 2012
Sligo Rovers are bidding for a third consecutive FAI Ford Cup in 2012

FAI Ford Cup holders Sligo Rovers will launch their FAI Ford Cup defence against Airtricity Premier Division rivals Monaghan United at the Showgrounds.

The draw for the second round of the competition, which was made live on RTÉ’s MNS, featured a second all-Premier Division Cup clash, with Shelbourne facing a trip to the seaside to tackle Bray Wanderers.

At least two non-league outfits are guaranteed places in the third round, with Blarney United hosting Malahide United and Kildrum Tigers hosting Avondale United.

The second round fixtures will be played on the weekend of 25-27 May.

FAI Ford Cup second round draw:

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