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Holders Dundalk drawn away to Derry City in FAI Cup 2nd round

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Holders Dundalk have been drawn away to Derry City in FAI Cup second round. 

The game at the Ryan McBride Brandywell is the standout tie following this afternoon's draw. Dundalk have the upper hand in recent meetings of the sides, with the Candystripes' last win against the Lilywhites coming in March of 2017. Their last two SSE Airtricity Premier Division meetings ended in 2-2 draws.

Dundalk edged past Cobh Ramblers by a second-half Georgie Kelly goal to nil, while Derry beat Wexford by the same score on Foyleside.

Two of the remaining non-League sides have been drawn together, with Crumlin United facing Lucan United.

Inishowen League side Glengad United's reward for beating St. Michael's is a home tie with Premier Division side Waterford.

Former Cup specialists Shamrock Rovers - who won the last of their 24 FAI Cups in 1987 - will welcome First Division promotion hopefuls Drogheda United to Tallaght Stadium.

After their dramatic Danny Mandroiu-inspired win over Shelbourne on Friday night, Bohemians will welcome either Longford Town or Athlone Town to Dalymount Park in round 2. The Midlands Clasico was postponed on Saturday, and will be played instead tomorrow night at City Calling Stadium.

Cork City needed penalties to get past Cabinteely in the first round, and they'll be away to First Division opposition in the next round as well. John Cotter's side will make the trip to Eamonn Deacy Park to face Galway United.

Having thumped Glebe North 8-0 on Friday night, Sligo Rovers will take on Limerick at the Showgrounds.

And there'll be a Dublin derby at the Belfield Bowl where UCD will entertain St. Pat's.

Those ties will be played the weekend of August 23-25.

FAI Cup 2nd round draw:

Glengad United v Waterford

Sligo Rovers v Limerick

UCD v St. Patrick's Athletic

Shamrock Rovers v Drogheda United

Derry City v Dundalk

Galway United v Cork City

Crumlin United v Lucan United

Bohemians v Longford Town or Athlone Town

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Bohemians Cork City Crumlin United Derry City Dundalk FAI Cup Galway United Glengad United John Cotter Lucan United Shamrock Rovers St Patrick's Athletic Stephen Bradley

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