At least two non-League sides guaranteed place in last 16

AT least two non-League sides are guaranteed a place in the last 16 of the Carlsberg FAI Cup after last night’s draw for the second round at Dublin’s Guinness Store.

Munster Senior League side Rockmount will play host to FAI Junior Cup specialists Portmarnock, while Dundalk junior side Quay Celtic take on once mighty Drumcondra, who now operate as a junior team.

The draw kept apart all 10 eircom League Premier Division sides while there are just two all First Division clashes with an intriguing Munster derby game between Cobh Ramblers and Limerick at St Colman's Park, while Bray Wanderers take on Kilkenny City at the Carlisle Grounds.

Cup holders Longford Town start the defence of their trophy with an away game against Cork side Leeds FC that match may be switched to Turners Cross.

After their Intertoto Cup heroics against Malmo and Nijmegen, Cork City boss Pat Dolan will be hoping to continue their success in knockout competitions when they travel to meet high-flying UCD at Belfield Park.

Two interesting derby games are the clash of Louth neighbours Dundalk and Drogheda United at Oriel Park, while there will be all to play for when Athlone Town take on Leinster Senior League side Tullamore at St Mel's Park.

The four major Dublin clubs look to have easy passages to the next round as all four received home draws. Shamrock Rovers take on Tipperary side Carrick United; Shelbourne meet Finn Harps at Tolka Park; St Patrick's Athletic play host to Wayside Celtic at Richmond Park, while Bohemians meet Ringmahon Rangers at

Dalymount Park.

"It will be a great experience for my young side playing a team like Cork City," said UCD boss Pete Mahon. "I am just glad that we have home advantage and hope we can show our best form against Cork."

Shamrock Rovers boss Liam Buckley was happy with the prospect of meeting Carrick United.

"I am glad we are playing them at Richmond Park. We reached the final two seasons ago and I want to go one better this term," said Buckley. The David and Goliath clash of the FAI Carlsberg senior Cup second round is undoubtedly the meeting of eircom Premier Division side Bohemians and Munster Senior League minnows, Ringmahon Rangers (Cork). When assistant coach John Kenny saw his side come out of the drum after 2002-2003 league champions Bohs, his initial reaction was "Oh dear God," but his players have been on the phone since voicing their excitement of travelling to Dalymount Park at the end of the month. However, the prospect of a trip to the capital will prove a lucrative one for the Cork club

"We would have liked a home draw but all the same to go up there will be a fantastic day for the club. To get the chance to play against them, will be a fantastic opportunity for the lads. When we went up to Cherry Orchard for an FAI Intermediate game, we took about 200 supporters with us. I cannot imagine how many are going to turn up for this. To play against the likes of Glen Crowe and Colin Hawkins is a great challenge for our players."

Though out of competitive action now for over a month, Kenny is keen to bring the lads up to a good standard of fitness for the biggest game in their history. "Our season ended in May, we gave the lads three weeks off and we're back since last week. You just couldn't turn up on the day against Bohs so we'll try and get back to a standard of fitness so that we can equip ourselves well. It's a great opportunity for the likes of Brian Kenny my brother. He is 35 now, he had won a lot of trophies and this will cap it off for him."

Carlsberg FAI Cup second round draw (matches to be played on week ending July 25).

Rockmount v Portmarnock; Waterford United v Sligo Rovers; Shamrock Rovers v Carrick United; Shelbourne v Finn Harps; St.Patrick's Athletic v Wayside Celtic; Cobh Ramblers v Limerick; Leeds FC v Longford Town; UCD v Cork City; Monaghan United v Dublin City; Bray Wanderers v Kilkenny City; Athlone Town v Tullamore Galway United v Derry City; Bohemians v Ringmahon Rangers; Quay Celtic v Drumcondra; Kildare Town v Glebe North; Dundalk v Drogheda United.

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CourtsSoccerPlace: DublinPlace: St Colman's ParkPlace: Carlisle GroundsPlace: Belfield ParkPlace: Oriel ParkPlace: St Mel's ParkPlace: TipperaryPlace: Tolka ParkPlace: Richmond ParkPlace: Dalymount ParkPlace: Cherry OrchardPerson: Pat DolanPerson: Finn HarpsPerson: Pete MahonPerson: Liam BuckleyPerson: BuckleyPerson: DavidPerson: GoliathPerson: John KennyPerson: BohsPerson: Glen CrowePerson: Colin HawkinsPerson: KennyPerson: Brian KennyEvent: Carlsberg FAI CupEvent: Munster Senior LeagueEvent: FAI Junior CupEvent: Intertoto CupEvent: Leinster Senior LeagueEvent: FAI Carlsberg Senior CupEvent: CarlsbergEvent: FAI CupOrganisation: RockmountOrganisation: PortmarnockOrganisation: DundalkOrganisation: Quay CelticOrganisation: Cobh RamblersOrganisation: LimerickOrganisation: Bray WanderersOrganisation: Kilkenny CityOrganisation: Longford TownOrganisation: CorkOrganisation: Leeds FCOrganisation: Turners CrossOrganisation: MalmöOrganisation: NijmegenOrganisation: Cork CityOrganisation: UCDOrganisation: LouthOrganisation: Drogheda UnitedOrganisation: Athlone TownOrganisation: Shamrock RoversOrganisation: Carrick UnitedOrganisation: ShelbourneOrganisation: St Patrick's AthleticOrganisation: Wayside CelticOrganisation: BohemiansOrganisation: Ringmahon RangersOrganisation: Waterford UnitedOrganisation: Sligo RoversOrganisation: Finn HarpsOrganisation: St.Patrick's AthleticOrganisation: Monaghan UnitedOrganisation: Dublin CityOrganisation: TullamoreOrganisation: Galway UnitedOrganisation: Derry CityOrganisation: DrumcondraOrganisation: Kildare TownOrganisation: Glebe North

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