Champions Cork City are looking to complete a hat-trick of FAI Cup victories but before they contemplate any thoughts of a return to the Aviva Stadium and another date with Dundalk, they must overcome high-flying Bohemians in the semi-final.
Cork's form of late has been poor. The didn't raise much of a gallop when more or less relinquishing their league title against the Lilywhites last Friday week.
Before that, they were swept aside by Sunday's opponents at Dalymount Park.
The Gypsies, now up to fifth in the league, will no doubt be relishing the chance to put another one over John Caulfield's side at Dalymount.
What a game we have on our hands Sunday afternoon. It's @bfcdublin v @corkcityfc at a rammed Dalymount Park in the @FAIreland Cup semi-final. Live on @rte2 and the @rteplayer from 5.30pm - Don't miss it! pic.twitter.com/iUrfVRUIAG— Soccer Republic (@SoccRepublic) September 29, 2018
Cork City: Colm Horgan, Johnny Dunleavy, Shane Daly-Bütz, Alan Bennett, Garry Buckley and Karl Sheppard are nursing injuries. No suspensions.
Keith Long (Bohemians): We’re delighted to be in the semi-finals of the Cup. If our lads play to their maximum then we have a chance. If not, then Cork have beaten us three times this year we’ve just won that once. That’s the task we face."
John Cotter - assistant manager (Cork City): "Karl Sheppard missed last week, Garry Buckley came off, Alan Bennett has come back in and hopefully the game isn’t coming too soon for him. A lot will depend on how those boys react ahead of the, but it is a cup semi-final at the end of the day. It is a huge game, a great occasion and a chance to get to the Aviva again. We know that any players we have put out have done the job in the cup; up in Longford, we were outstanding."
"Bohs are flying at the moment, they are the form team in the league. We know we weren’t good enough up there a few weeks ago, no-one needs to tell us that; we know that ourselves and the players know that. We will go up Sunday and hope to win the match."
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