Ulster Senior League Champions Cockhill Celtic have been paired with Finn Harps in the first round of the 2017 EA Sports Cup, it has been confirmed.
The draw was made today at FAI headquarters in Abbotstown.
Last year, Ethan Boyle netted the only goal of the game as Harps defeated Cockhill 1-0 at Finn Park.
This year's tie will also be at Finn Park with matches to be played on Monday/Tuesday, March 20th/21st .
2017 EA SPORTS Cup First Round draw is as follows:
Pool 1 – Cobh Ramblers v Avondale United; Wexford v Waterford. Byes: Cork City, Limerick.
Pool 2 – Finn Harps v Cockhill Celtic; Galway United v Mayo League. Byes: Derry City, Sligo Rovers.
Pool 3 – Drogheda United v Bray Wanderers; St. Patrick’s Athletic v Bluebell United. Byes: Dundalk, U.C.D.
Pool 4 – Athlone Town v Longford Town; Bohemians v Cabinteely. Byes: Shamrock Rovers, Shelbourne.