The draw for Round 2 of the EA Sports has taken place and there is some intriguing contest to look forward to.
Shamrock Rovers who are currently leading the Airtricity League will travel to the Carlisle Grounds in Bray to play Bray Wanderers. Indeed Bray managed by Gary Cronin are playing in the first division this year but they have hit the ground running with three wins from three. If they continue this form they will no doubt be promoted back to the top flight. However, this will be a tough game for them against the Tallaght based Rovers, who themselves won last weekend 1-0 beating St Pat’s.
The draw has some other tasty games to look forward to though as well. Indeed there is a Munster derby . Cork City will meet the winners of Cobh Ramblers and Limerick. Also in the draw there is a North West derby with Sligo Rovers taking on Finn Harps. This will take place in Ballybofey.
There are also some Dublin derbies, with Bohemians taking on Cabinteely and UCD playing Shelbourne in Tolka Park. Derry City will play host to Longford Town , Waterford United will meet Galway FC in the RSC. Dundalk will travel to Richmond Park to take on St Pat’s in what is also a massive game to look forward to.
Below is the fixture list of the second round games, first team has the home advantage.
EA Sports Cup second round draw
Bohemians v Cabinteely
Bray Wanderers v Shamrock Rovers
Cork City v Limerick/Cobh Ramblers
Derry City v Longford Town
Finn Harps v Sligo Rovers
Shelbourne v UCD
St. Patrick’s Athletic v Dundalk
Waterford v Galway United