There was more than a gasp of surprise when Sligo Rovers were drawn at home this evening against Monaghan United in the quarter finals of the Ford FAI Cup – the same opponents they are to meet in the EA Sports Cup final.
Airtricity League Premier Division leaders Shamrock Rovers have been given a home tie against Galway opposition in the FAI Ford Cup Quarter Finals. The Hoops will play the winners of tonight’s Fourth Round replay between near-neighbours Salthill Devon and Galway United.
Current FAI Ford Cup holders Sporting Fingal face Limerick in a Fourth Round replay at Jackman Park tonight, with the winners of that fixture facing St. Patrick’s Athletic in Richmond Park in the Quarter Finals.
Airtricity League champions Bohemians have been drawn against Bray Wanderers in the last eight of the FAI Ford Cup, while Sligo Rovers will host Monaghan United at The Showgrounds.
The FAI Ford Cup Quarter Final ties will be played over the weekend ending Sunday, 19th September.
FAI Ford Cup Quarter Finals
Bohemians v Bray Wanderers
St. Patrick’s Athletic v Limerick / Sporting Fingal
Shamrock Rovers v Salthill Devon / Galway United
Sligo Rovers v Monaghan United