Ea Sports Cup first round draw

EA Sports Cup First Round Draw

The EA Sports Cup First Round Draw has been made and thrown up some intriguing ties.

Twenty-four teams will take part in this years competition which includes four sides from outwith the SSE Airtricity League.

The ties will be on a regionalised pool basis where two sides from each pool will advance to the next round. Each pool has six teams with two teams receiving a bye into round two of the pool.

At the end of the pool system two sides from each pool will advance to the quarter final where an open draw will decide the fixtures.

In the pools are the twenty League Of Ireland clubs and the champions of the Ulster, Leinster and Munster Senior leagues as well as Mayo Football League.

The first round ties will take place on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd of March. This years’ final is scheduled for Saturday 17th September.

St Patricks Athletic will fancy their chances of retaining the trophy but will face stiff competition from the two other most recent winners, Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers. Cork City are due some silverware too having pushed Dundalk all the way to the two major trophies last season.


 

EA Sports Cup First Round Draw

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About the Author Vincent Mulligan

Vincent is the website manager and chief betting advisor for Irish Football Tips and Scottish Football Tips.

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