City must wait to find out FAI Cup final opponents after Dundalk and Rovers draw

City must wait to find out FAI Cup final opponents after Dundalk and Rovers draw
Referee Neil Doyle shows Shamrock Rovers David McAllister a red card. Picture: INPHO/Ciaran Culligan

FAI CUP holders, Cork City will have to wait until Tuesday night week to know who they will play in the final on Sunday, November 5 after Dundalk and Shamrock Rovers played out a 1-1 draw in the second semi-final at Oriel Park yesterday.

Rovers boss Stephen Bradley, the youngest manager in the league, will be the happier after his team came from a goal down to get back in the tie when Brandon Miele equalised on 76 minutes to cancel out Robbie Benson’s ninth minute opener.

Rovers had midfielder David McAllister sent off 10 minutes from the end for a second yellow card and a dangerous over-the-ball tackle on Chris Shields and he will miss the replay at Tallaght Stadium on Tuesday, October 10 (7.45pm).

Dundalk unbeaten in 13 games are chasing a cup double having beaten Rovers 3-0 in the EA Sports Cup final at Tallaght two weeks ago while Rovers are seeking to win the Blue Riband trophy for a record 25th time.

Mid-way through the second half Dundalk’s Stephen O’Donnell took a Ronan Finn effort off the line.

John Caulfield’s Cork City reached the final of the Irish Daily Mail sponsored event for the third year in-a-row thanks to a 1-0 win over Limerick at Turner’s Cross last Friday night when Garry Buckley netted the winner.

Meanwhile, Cork City have been given an allocation of tickets for the league game away to Bohemians at Dalymount Park on Friday, October 13.

The allocation consists of Adult and Juvenile (Under 12) tickets for the Des Kelly Stand.

Tickets will only be available from the club shop in Douglas Village Shopping Centre.

Ticket prices for the fixture are as follows: Adult €15, Juvenile €5.

Ticket sales dates are as follows:

On sale exclusively to FORAS Trustees: from 1 pm, Monday, 2 October On sale exclusively to FORAS Trustees and Season Ticket holders: from 11 am, Tuesday, 3 October 

On general sale: from 11 am, Wednesday, 4 October 

Tickets for this game will be on sale at the club shop until 5 pm on Thursday, October 12th.

Please have your FORAS membership card/Season Ticket with you when purchasing. 

Tickets are limited to one per Trustee/Season Ticket holder.

Everyone at Cork City Football Club wishes to express their sincerest condolences to our former player Gavan Holohan and his family on the death of his mother Marie.

May she rest in peace.

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