Cork City will host Limerick in FAI Cup semi-final

Cork City will host Limerick in FAI Cup semi-final
Jimmy Keohane of Cork City scoring a goal despite the efforts of Shane Duggan of Limerick. Picture: Eóin Noonan/Sportsfile

CORK CITY will play Munster rivals Limerick at Turner’s Cross in the semi-finals of the FAI Cup at the end of the end of the month.

John Caulfield’s league leaders and Cup holders were first out of the draw drum on ‘Soccer Republic’ last night with Dundalk at home to Shamrock Rovers at Oriel Park in a repeat of this weekend’s EA Sports Cup final at Tallaght Stadium.

“It’s the perfect draw for us and it’s nice to be at home for a change after all the travel. It’s a provincial derby for both clubs and will draw another huge crowd to Turner’s Cross. It’s great to have a semi-final in Cork as well and I am really looking forward to it,” was Robbie Williams’ reaction to the draw when I broke the news to him.

“I hadn’t heard the news as I was out but that’s the best draw for us and the best we could have hoped for in the circumstances,” said the ex-Limerick defender who played for the Super Blues in last year’s League Cup final against St Pat’s at the Markets Field.

FAI Cup semi-finals: Friday, September 29 Cork City (holders) v Limerick, Turner’s Cross 7.15pm; Sunday, October 1 Dundalk v Shamrock Rovers, Oriel Park 4.45pm.

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