Athlone Town host UCD in EA Sports Cup

Athlone Town will host UCD in the opening round of the EA Sports Cup.

The first round of the 2018 EA SPORTS Cup will get underway on Monday March fifth with Longford Town receiving a bye.

Athlone Town and Longford Town were both drawn in pool four with Bohemians drawn to face Cabinteely. Shamrock Rovers and Longford Town were both given byes to the second round in pool four.


Elsewhere Bray Wanderers face Shelbourne, and Wexford meet Cobh Ramblers in the games involving two SSE Airtricity League sides.

There are also four non-league teams in contention as UCC take on Waterford, Finn Harps entertain Mayo League, Galway United come up against Cockhill Celtic and Drogheda United face St Mochta’s.

EA SPORTS Cup – First Round Draw

Pool 1: Waterford v UCC (19:45), Wexford v Cobh Ramblers (8:00). Byes: Cork City, Limerick.

Pool 2: Finn Harps v Mayo League (19:45), Galway United v Cockhill Celtic (19:45). Byes: Derry City, Sligo Rovers

Pool 3: Bray Wanderers v Shelbourne (19:45), Drogheda United v St Mochta’s (19:45). Byes: Dundalk, St Patrick’s Athletic

Pool 4: Athlone Town v UCD (19:45), Bohemians v Cabinteely (19:45). Byes: Longford Town, Shamrock Rovers