MONDAY 9 SEPTEMBER FAI Cup quarter-final

Waterford FC v Dundalk RSC, 7:45pm

Dundalk's quest for the treble continues as they head to RSC in their quest to reach the last four of the FAI Cup. 

Waterford go into the game on the back of a league win over Cork and then a 3-1 victory over Scottish side Heart of Midlothian Colts in the Tunnock's Caramel Wafers Cup with goals from Karolis Chvedukas, Alex Phelan and Regix Madika.

The Blues last played Dundalk in July, with the Lilywhites 3-0 winners.

Team news

Waterford United: John Kavanagh, Dean Walsh, Michael O'Connor and Will Fitzgerald are expected to miss the game through injury.  Dean O'Halloran is sick but is expected to make the squad. Zack Elbouzedi is on international duty. 

Dundalk: John Mountney is out with a foot injury while Jordan Flores is also out. Sean Murray will be assessed before the match. 

What they say

Alan Reynolds (Waterford manager) "It's nice to win [against Hearts] and get into the next round of the competition. It was a good night all round for us so we’ll hope to continue to build on it going forward.

"There is a buzz around the camp at the minute and I’m delighted for all involved because it has been a difficult season for us. I think that everyone knows that it hasn’t been easy and results like in Turners Cross last Monday is reward for the effort that we are putting in.

"It’s now all about Dundalk. We trained today [Sunday] as a group so we are looking forward to the game. We are nice and focused and the players are positive ahead of it which is great.

"We know that Dundalk are a good side and nobody is giving us a chance. We know how difficult it’s going to be but we’re going to have a good go at it."

Patrick McEleney (Dundalk player) "We are looking forward to Waterford now on Monday. It's going to be a difficult game for us. It's a Cup game so anything can happen and we haven't had it easy in Waterford before and we know that it's going to be difficult for us to go down there.

"It is a Cup quarter-final so we want to get to another semi-final. It's never going to be easy and we know the task ahead but we are ready for it, we are in good form and we want to go and win the game."


Paul Tuite is the man in the middle with Emmett Dynan and Michelle O'Neill assisting him. Andrew Mullally will be fourth official.