FAI Cup draw gives Sligo Rovers bye into round 2

The draw for the FAI Cup was made on Monday.

Just the 19 League of Ireland Premier Division and First Division teams taking part in a shortened competition this year.

13 clubs got first round byes because of the shortened season, including Sligo Rovers. So there are three first round ties to bring the number of teams down to 16.

In the first round, Finn Harps have been drawn at home St Patrick’s Athletic. Cork City play Longford – and the holders Dundalk will be at home to Waterford in round one.

The first round dates and kick-off times have been confirmed. Finn Harps welcome St. Patrick’s Athletic on Monday, August 10th at 7.45pm with both Cork City v Longford Town and Dundalk v Waterford scheduled for Tuesday, August 11th at 7.45pm.