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Derry City get home draw against St Patrick's Athletic in FAI Cup

Derry City's Michael Duffy (left) celebrates his goal in the 3-0 win over Athlone Town last weekend with Jamie McGonigle. The victory gave the Candystripes a passage into the second round of the Sports Direct FAI Cup, where they will host St Patrick's Athletic next month Picture by Margaret McLaughlin
Derry City's Michael Duffy (left) celebrates his goal in the 3-0 win over Athlone Town last weekend with Jamie McGonigle. The victory gave the Candystripes a passage into the second round of the Sports Direct FAI Cup, where they will host St Patrick's Ath Derry City's Michael Duffy (left) celebrates his goal in the 3-0 win over Athlone Town last weekend with Jamie McGonigle. The victory gave the Candystripes a passage into the second round of the Sports Direct FAI Cup, where they will host St Patrick's Athletic next month Picture by Margaret McLaughlin

DERRY City will come up against St Patrick’s Athletic at the Ryan McBride Brandywell Stadium in the Sports Direct FAI Cup second round.


Incredibly, it’s the sixth time in succession that Ruaidhrí Higgins side have been drawn at home in the competition.


The Maiden city men have met the Saints three times already this campaign, drawing 1-1 at Richmond Park on the opening night of the season back in February, winning 2-0 at the Brandywell in April, and losing 4-1 in Dublin last month.

The cup holders take on the Inchicore men in the only all-Premier Division tie, with the Candystripes' north-west neighbours Finn Harps entertaining junior side Skerries Town.

There is a tasty Munster derby in store at Turner’s Cross with Cork City hosting neighbours Waterford, while Dundalk, who on Sunday knocked champions Shamrock Rovers out, travel to Bray Wanderers.

First Division leaders Galway United travel to Premier Division basement men UCD.

Declan Devine’s Bohemians have home advantage over Rockmount; Kerry face Drogheda United and St Patrick’s CYFC take on Wexford.

Sports Direct FAI Cup second round

Finn Harps v Skerries Town; Derry City v St Patrick’s Athletic; UCD v Galway United; Cork City v Waterford; St Patrick’s CYFC v Wexford; Bohemians v Rockmount; Kerry v Drogheda United; Bray Wanderers v Dundalk.

All ties will take place between August 18 and 20.