FAI Cup and Women’s Champions League take centre stage this evening

The FAI Cup kicks off this evening, with 14 teams looking to progress through to the second round.

Among this evening’s ties, Finn Harps journey to the Carlisle Grounds to face Bray Wanderers.

That one is underway at 7.45pm, the same time as Drogheda face Shamrock Rovers, Dundalk play Cobh Ramblers, Inchicore Athletic take on St Patrick’s Athletic, Shelbourne face Athlone, and UCD play Pike Rovers, while Wexford face Bohemians at 8pm.

Among tomorrow’s ties, Sligo Rovers play host to Longford Town at the Showgrounds at 7.45pm.

Donegal’s Cockhill Celtic welcome Limerick to Buncrana on Sunday.

First Division side Longford knocked Rovers out of the cup in the opening round last summer at City Calling Stadium, following a 4-2 extra-time win.

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Meanwhile, Cork City were beaten 2-0 at home by Rosenborg in the Europa League last night.

The sides clash again next week in Trondheim.

In women’s soccer, Sligo’s Emma Hansberry will be in action in the Women’s Champions League this evening.

Her Wexford Youths side take on Icelandic champions Thor/Ka at Seaview in Belfast in round two of their qualifying group.

The Irish champions lost 4-1 to fully professional Dutch outfit Ajax in their opening game on Tuesday.

Wexford also face Linfield on Monday in the third round.

A dejected Emma Hansberry of Wexford Youths after the UEFA Women’s Champions League Qualifier match between Ajax and Wexford Youths at Seaview in Belfast, Antrim. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile