EA Sports Cup: Limerick first up as Ramblers begin EA Sports Cup quest

2018 finalists Cobh Ramblers will face a Munster derby against Limerick at St Colman’s Park in the first round of the EA Sports Cup.

EA Sports Cup: Limerick first up as Ramblers begin EA Sports Cup quest

2018 finalists Cobh Ramblers will face a Munster derby against Limerick at St Colman’s Park in the first round of the EA Sports Cup.

FAIRYTALE JOURNEY: Stephen Henderson guided Cobh Ramblers to last year’s EA Sports Cup final. Picture: INPHO/Oisin Keniry
FAIRYTALE JOURNEY: Stephen Henderson guided Cobh Ramblers to last year’s EA Sports Cup final. Picture: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

Stephen Henderson’s side had a fantastic run in last year’s competition, beating Wexford, Limerick, Longford Town, and Dundalk on the way to the final, where they lost 3-1 against Derry City at the Brandywell.

Ramblers will now face Tommy Barrett’s Limerick in the first round of this competition, with the tie provisionally set to take place on Monday, March 4 with kick-off at 7.45pm.

Cobh start their SSE Airtricity League First Division campaign away to Drogheda tomorrow night (7.45pm). Limerick will host Longford the same night.

Leinster Senior League side Bluebell United will travel to First Division Shelbourne whilst Cockhill Celtic will take on Neale Fenn’s Longford Town at the City Calling Stadium.

Fresh from their shock Leinster Senior Cup win over Dundalk, Athlone Town will welcome Galway United to the Athlone Town Stadium. Dean Williams’ goal gave Athlone a 1-0 win over Dundalk to reach the Leinster Senior Cup quarter-finals.

Wexford head to Bray Wanderers and Drogheda United welcome Cabinteely.

EA Sports Cup first round draw: Athlone Town v Galway United, Bray Wanderers v Wexford, Cobh Ramblers v Limerick, Drogheda United v Cabinteely, Longford Town v Cockhill Celtic, Shelbourne v Bluebell United.

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