The top two in the Premier Division will meet in the quarter-finals of the Extra.ie FAI Cup after second-placed Derry City were drawn at home against Shamrock Rovers in Tuesday evening's draw on RTÉ's Game On.
Rovers lead the Candystripes by seven points in the league but with home advantage in the Cup, Ruaidhrí Higgins will be hoping that his side can secure their place in the last four.
The clash between the top two is vying with a Dublin derby for top billing in the quarter-finals as Shelbourne welcome Bohemians to Tolka Park.
Bohemians, who are currently managerless and on a poor run of form after parting company with Keith Long, could have a new permanent manager in place when they take on Damien Duff's side on the weekend of 18 September.
With European football guaranteed next season for the winner, and both north Dublin clubs out of the running for the top-three, the game will take on an added significance.
Elsewhere, the other two quarter-finals see both remaining First Division teams kept apart.
Treaty United probably got the draw that they were hoping for after they were paired at home against struggling Premier Division side UCD.
Stephen O’Donnell, who won the competition as manager of St Patrick’s Athletic last season, takes his Dundalk side to Waterford in the round’s other game.
FAI Cup quarter-final draw
Shelbourne v Bohemians
Treaty United v UCD
Waterford v Dundalk
Derry City v Shamrock Rovers
Games to be played on the weekend of 18 September