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Shamrock Rovers and Drogheda United to face off in Cup second round of EA Sports Cup

Updated: Thursday, 20 Mar 2014 16:32 | Comments

Drogheda and Shamrock Rovers have faced each other in the past two finals
Drogheda and Shamrock Rovers have faced each other in the past two finals

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.

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