Holders Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United will play a replay of the last two years’ finals in the second round of the EA Sports Cup.

Rovers versus Drogheda is arguably the stand-out tie of the draw. Drogheda won the 2012 encounter 3-1 and the Hoops won 2-0 in the 2013 final.

The second round is broken into four regional pools, but the eight teams who qualify from this round for the quarter-finals will be in an open draw.

Second-round matches will take place on Monday, 5 May and Tuesday, 6 May with dates and kick-off times to be confirmed later.

The draw is as follows:

Pool 1: Wexford Youths v Cobh Ramblers, Cork City v Waterford United.

Pool 2: Sligo Rovers v Derry City, Galway v Finn Harps.

Pool 3: Bray Wanderers v Dundalk, Drogheda United v Shamrock Rovers.

Pool 4: Bohemians v St Patrick’s Athletic, Longford Town v Mervue United.