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RDS to host FAI Cup final

THIS Year’s FAI Ford Cup Final will take place at the RDS on Sunday, December 2.

The venue will have a capacity of 18,000 of which 16,500 are seated.

The final will be screened live by RTÉ and the kick-off time will be announced at a later date.

It will be the first time that the FAI Ford Cup Final has been played at the Ballsbridge venue but not the first time the RDS has hosted soccer, as it was home to Shamrock Rovers during the 1990s, and also hosted a senior international between Ireland and Wales.

There are four clubs — Bohemians, Cork City, Longford Town and UCD — left in this season’s competition and the draw for the semi-final will be broadcast live on RTÉ’s Six One News next week.